• Interfaith Elder Care Group of Lebanon Reaffirms Their Goals of Cooperation and Peace

    By Julie Celeste Pimentel (Guest Post) The second Lebanon Interfaith Elder Care Group conference was held in Mzaar, Lebanon on April 22, 2017. The purpose of the conference was to further the understanding of the challenges and goals of the group, composed of Managers of Senior Care centers throughout Lebanon. Reference to “the war” is frequent […]

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  • Geratec Explores New Training Approach for Dementia Care in South Africa

    By Shannon Davis, Global Ageing Network Geratec, an organization providing operational and support services to aged care providers throughout South Africa, has been exploring a new training model for dementia care. The training was launched in South Africa to help caregivers better relate to and connect with people living with dementia in care homes. It incorporates a host […]

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  • ViTA-ACH Group to Receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research

    ViTA-ACH Group project, led by Kirsty Marles, is one of two recipients of the 2017 Global Ageing Award for Excellence in Applied Research this year. ViTA is a purpose built teaching, research aged care service in Adelaide, South Australia. ViTA has been designed to provide a new approach to aged care, to maximize collaboration and […]

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  • 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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