Tamworth has just hosted the second Tamworth Interagency Meeting (IAM) since the reinvigoration of the ACE service in the Tamworth area.
The IAM was hosted by Uniting Care at Alblas House. All involved found the Reflective Case Presentation very well done and it provided an opportunity for reflection and discussion. It was a great opportunity for acute staff to see the current trends in Aged Care Facilities.
The ACE Model of Care assists staff from Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) to provide acute care within the facility and avoid unnecessary transfers to the emergency department (ED). When an ED presentation is required, the ACE model assists ED staff to understand the purpose of the visit and to proactively manage the stay.
The Tamworth service is currently provided 7 days a week 8.00am - 4.30pm
Congratulations to RNs at Bayside and Autumn Lodge RACFs for compliments from afterhours ACE call takers for their preparation and great ISBAR4AC clinical handover.
Congratulations to Charles O’Neill Hostel on winning a Hesta Award for these LifeCards. Well Done!
At Charles O’Neill Hostel our residents come from a background of social and financial disadvantage, homelessness and are often struggling with mental health disorders. Almost two years ago we decided to introduce Art Therapy in an effort to increase our residents’ wellbeing, and encourage increased social interaction.
Recognising the wonderful effect the process of making the cards was having we decided to embark on our LifeCards Art Therapy Project, a collection of 40 cards celebrating the unique talents and personality strengths of our residents. Through a series of Art Therapy and discussion sessions our residents and staff shared reflections about each other’s positive qualities and contemplated the challenges and joys of ageing.
We are now so pleased to present our LifeCards. Some uses for LifeCards:
Residential Aged Care – group sessions and 1:1 sessions with residents, bonding resource for families/friends
Community Care/Respite Centres – group sessions and 1:1 sessions
Therapy – group sessions and 1:1 sessions
Staff Meetings and Team Building Exercises
Registered Training Organisations – ice breakers, group bonding, as an educational tool in Aged Care training.
Kristen will be presenting these cards at the Newcastle IAM in February. These cards are available for $35.00 from Charles O’Neil Hostel. Please email Kristen - email@example.com
What is MyNetCare
MyNetCare is a web based clinical handover tool designed to improve the experience of patients living with advanced illness in the Hunter Region. MyNetCare is an initiative of the Hunter Alliance (Hunter New England Health, Calvary, Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network and Hunter Primary Care). It is being trialled in the Newcastle region.
What are the benefits to patients and their families and carers
MyNetCare is a place where the most relevant and recent information about your healthcare can be shared. This includes information on your most relevant diagnoses, issues that you are currently experiencing, and up to date information on your current healthcare goals and wellbeing.
You, your nominated family member or carer, and the clinicians and services that are providing you with care can easily see and update information about your health by logging into MyNetCare.
Integrated Care in Ageing
Newcastle University developed a two year associate degree - Integrated Care in Ageing. This course is a combination of online and hands-on skills workshops at facilities in Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Macquarie and Tamworth. It is aimed at all levels of nursing.
Hunter Primary Care and HNELHD have now established local regional interagency meetings at Newcastle, Port Stephens, Manning, Singleton and Maitland.
These meetings are held in conjunction with the Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) collaborative group and provide an opportunity to learn from each other and showcase how the service is making a difference.
Guest speakers will present their experiences, innovations and strategies for emergency care.
Tomaree ACE Interagency
Date: Thursday 9 February 2017
Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Venue: Salamander Bay Aged Care Facility - 4 Muller Street, Salamander Bay
RSVP: 26 January 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org