• Join Us in Our Fight Against Elder Abuse

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. While the  topic of elder abuse has started to gain visibility, it remains one of the least reported, investigated, and nationally addressed forms of […]

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  • How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    Last September, the Global Ageing Network (formerly IAHSA) convened a forum on the role of nurses in long-term care.  In the past, the role of a registered nurse was defined in terms of physical labor involved in the implementation of physical tasks or the emotional labor involved in day to day resident, patient and/or family interactions.  It […]

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  • Language Guidelines Seek to Change Attitudes about Dementia

    According the World Health Organization (WHO), there is estimated to be 47 million people living with the dementia this year alone. This number is expected to double in 20 years. In many countries, the symptoms associated with cognitive decline are stigmatized, perpetuating a lack of awareness and leaving individuals and caregivers affected by the condition with […]

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  • ‘Good to Great’ – A Model for Improving Workforce Effectiveness

    By Katie Callaghan,The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus (Guest Post) The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, embarked on a project to improve its workforce effectiveness.  The executive team recognized the need for change and improvement, despite strong performance across the organisation.  While there was excellent overall financial performance, high levels of […]

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  • Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi) To Receive 2017 Excellence in Ageing Services Award

    Congratulations to Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi), recipient of the 2017 Global Ageing Network Excellence in Ageing Services Award. The Global Ageing Excellence in Ageing Services Award recognizes organizations and/or individuals for programs and services that are models of innovation and excellence and that contribute significantly to the quality of life of the individuals served. Based […]

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  • Success Through Intergenerational Management

    By Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schlüter, WHZ University of Applied Sciences (Sachsen, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Katharina Oleksiw, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Kärnten, Austria ) Making the best possible use of the existing workforce’s potential is key as we address challenges related to recruitment and retention. Giving due consideration to the specific skills and competencies of the different […]

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  • Nursing Home Makes Room For Student Residents

    The Intergenerational Living Program at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, a nursing home in Portland, Maine began in January 2017. It was modelled after a program in the Netherlands, a community called Humanitas, and built around the same values including that of “being a good neighbor.” The program began 4 months ago with 3 students […]

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  • Ibasho: An Intergenerational Approach to Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

    Above photo: Ibasho storytelling activity in Ofunato, Japan By Taryn Patterson In many societies, an ageing population is often seen as a burden, and older people are treated as liabilities – a vulnerable population in need of care and support – especially in the wake of a disaster. Such a narrow interpretation of ageing, however, overlooks […]

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  • 6 Ways You Can Help An Older Adult With Depression | Junomedical

    World Health Day commemorates the anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) and is celebrated on the 7th day of April of every year.  This year’s World Health Day theme was centered around a subject that affects people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures from all over the world. Depression: Let’s Talk is a campaign to increase global […]

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  • Improving Best Practice at a Global Level – Inside Ageing

    By Marcus Riley, Chair – Global Ageing Network The International Association of Homes & Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) has formally become the Global Ageing Network. The re-brand of this important organisation signals a renewed and enhanced commitment to positively influencing the improvement of best practices in our industry on a global level so that […]

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