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2018 Pharmacist of the Year SA/NT

4 July 2018

Dr Janet Sluggett was recently awarded 2018 Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia SA/NT, primarily for her work as a Research Fellow with the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety at Monash University and with the Coginitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC) on the “Simplification of Medications Prescribed to Long Term Care Residents” (SIMPLER) project.
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Registry for Older South Australians (ROSA)

4 July 2018

One of the more unique research activities Helping Hand has become involved in is ROSA based at SAHMRI. Utilising a partnership approach Helping Hand is one of several industry partners which includes ECH and Silverchain. If you haven’t heard of ROSA it is well worth looking at their webpage, http://academichealthsciencesa.org.au/ahrtc/projects-listing/registry-of-older-south-australians supported by the SA Government
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Mainstreet SA Conference

4 July 2018

Mainstream SA is an organisation committed to supporting local streets and destinations promoting local goods, services and shopping. They aim to promote local identity and authentic offerings. Each year they hold a conference which is well worth attending if you have an interest in local business and council activity. This year was held in Port
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The Growth Lab – an interdisciplinary collaboration

12 December 2017

The Growth Lab was formed on the belief that the health, aged and disability sectors, the fastest growing sectors in South Australia, can grow and thrive by working together; The Growth Lab see the business and customer value propositions are fundamentally interlinked. Helping Hand as one of the major partners in this project sees a
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Focussing on Continence

12 December 2017

Helping Hand partnered with HARTMANN Pty Ltd to evaluate a new continence product solution designed to reduce the risk of irritation which can be often associated with incontinence. The evaluation was undertaken at Lightsview residental site. Staff collected data from residents over a 4-week period. The data included continence aids used, number of continence product
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National Advance Care Planning Prevalence Study

12 December 2017

Helping Hand North Adelaide residential site was recently involved in the collection of data for the National Advance Care Planning Prevalence (ACP) Study. This research forms part of a national project which was coordinated by Advance Care Planning Australia and Monash University. This world-first pilot study is reviewing the prevalence of advance care planning documentation
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Real Day Out

12 December 2017

In September Helping Hand took part in the #RealDayOut. This was an opportunity for a broad variety of industries to work with students from the Australian Science and Mathematics School to apply new discovery technologies (like Augmented Reality, VR, video, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, social messaging, 3D printing, wearables) to address real world problems. This
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Keeping our staff fit and healthy

12 December 2017

Staff health and fitness is critical in the delivery of safe care to our residents. One innovative placement at Helping Hand this year involved Human Movement students delivering simple health and exercise assessments and programs to staff. In Sept and Oct 2017, students planned and piloted mini Health and Fitness Expos for staff at Mawson
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Helping Hand in Edinburgh

17 August 2017

Our Manager, Student Participation, Helen Loffler, was recently invited (and funded) to present at an Edinburgh conference on “The Vision for a Teaching Research-based Care Home” hosted by the University of Edinburgh. The conference highlighted work from the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, and Australia to build a model of innovative care homes in Scotland.  Helen
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Communicating safety and care in the context of linguistic and cultural diversity in aged care; an intercultural approach to training

17 August 2017

Helping Hand, along with Southern Cross Care has partnered with UniSA to develop and trial a unique intercultural staff training approach. Working with residents with changed behaviours has long been recognised as a unique challenge, and had been explored in a previous Helping Hand research partnership with UniSA in the context of worker safety and
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