"The need for specialist care of the older person
is a global phenomenon that is increasing in scale and demand and there is currently no dedicated elderly care in the UAE outside of the acute hospital," remarked CEO John Collins.
With reference to the International Council of Nurses (2006) position statement on: Nursing care of the older person
, it will be further argued that the nursing profession has a fundamental role to play in contributing to public policy debate and agenda setting for the ethically just health and social care of Australia's ageing population.
The increasing numbers of NPs working in care of the older person
will promote best practice, and support RNs to identify and react to changes in the older person's health needs.
The committee hopes to encourage some first-time speakers to this event and will be calling for expressions of interest to share stories about making a difference to the care of the older person
Following negotiations at Rannerdale War Veterans' Home and Hospital for a renewal of the collective agreement, an allowance of $2.50 per hour for caregivers who complete the Certificate in Care of the Older Person
, has been included.
Caregivers are encouraged to work towards gaining the national certificate in the care of the older person
and a small celebration is held whenever someone completes the certificate.