Macedon Ranges Health announces Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Education Program
12 September 2016
On Tuesday 29th June over 50 people from the local community attended workshops “caring for people living with Dementia” facilitated by Alzheimer’s Australia.
Ken Reither, Volunteer for MRH said “Brilliant – very engaging and motivating and as a volunteer I feel have the tools and confidence to better engage with Dementia Residents”
The program signifies MRH’s ongoing commitment to providing high quality care to its residents and clients. Don Tidbury Chief Executive Officer for Macedon Ranges Health said “The number of people living with dementia will nearly double in our community over the next 10 years. Macedon Ranges Health is committed to supporting our community address this important challenge".
Macedon Ranges Health has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia to implement an innovative education program to support staff education, training and the broader community in 2016/17. The program will include
- A 3 day “Dementia Essentials” comprehensive education course by Alzheimer’s Australia for Macedon Ranges Health staff.
- Specialist education programs for residential care staff
- Education workshops for MRH Volunteers
- “Caring For People With Dementia” education workshops for people in the community