Julie speaks with Jo Muirhead, a Rehabilitation Consultant and the leader of Purple and Co. Jo tells Julie about her Great Aunt Gwen, a bit about her life story and some of the challenges as she aged and moved into care, as well as why she was so influential in Jo’s life. Jo also explores some of the stereotypes about older people being grumpy, judgemental and technologically challenged, and how Great Aunt Gwen defied those ideas.
Episode 17: Season One Wrap
11 December, 2019
Episode 15: Taking Care of You
27 November, 2019
Episode 14: Understanding Guided Relaxation and Mindful Breathing with Liz Kraefft
20 November, 2019
Episode 13: Involving Resident Families - Discussion With A Relative
13 November, 2019
Episode 11: Delta Therapy Dog in Residential Care - Insights with Volunteer Trish Carlier
30 October, 2019
Episode 5: Mental Health – Whose Responsibility?
18 September, 2019
In this episode Julie reviews the current trends in mental health in older people and discusses the importance of collaboration with health professionals, aged care providers and families to improve mental health outcomes for older people. Julie is passionate about the delivery of preventative measures to help with adjustment to an aged care environment and discusses how she licenses her group programs to aged care homes, where staff can be upskilled in running her signature award winning group program which promotes resilience and strengths.
1:20 Julie discusses the difference between managing mental health conditions in younger people versus in older people
3:00 Julie shares her early experiences in providing home consultations and the barriers that would prevent clients to achieve their goals
4:30 Additional supports that may be required for older...
Encouraging older people to increase their physical activity can be challenging. Today Julie talks to Michelle and Mike from Love to Live program about their passion and drive to boost physical activity and social connection with the elderly and their new project which involves training facilitators across Australia.
1:23 The design of the Love to Live Program and bringing entertainment and physical activity
2:22 Michelle explains the structure of the sessions
4:00 Michelle explains the concept behind the Love to Live program
6:04 The connection between low mood and participation in the program
7:20 Case Study – Graeme
8:40 Mike explains the opportunity to become a licensee of the Love to Live Program
12:00 Overview of the training requirements to run the program
14:30 The importance of passion for aged care
16:30 Mike and Michelle explain the best ways to get in touch with them (and you can click on this link to get to their website)
The benefits of art therapy have been demonstrated in a wide range of settings. Today, we discuss the role of art therapy in aged care with Roxy Taylor. Roxy shares with Julie her passion for helping older adults express themselves through art, regardless of their emotional wellbeing and physical health status.
1:20 Roxy briefly provides her background in as an art therapist
3:00 Roxy shares how suitable clients are selected for art therapy program
4:22 How shares how she works with other professionals and the importance of interdisciplinary referrals
4:55 How art therapy honours individuality of each client in art sessions
6:05 Roxy discusses the biggest challenge of working in aged care facilities
7:05 How Roxy incorporates mindfulness into the delivery of art therapy sessions
8:30 The influence of dementia in art sessions
8:55 How Roxy handles the initial...
In the first episode Julie provides a brief overview of how the idea of this podcast came about and her background in aged care. She shares her passion for real and raw stories which represent the true reflection of the aged care work.
1:20 Julie briefly provides her background in aged care
2:05 What type of information this podcast offers
2:45 How guest interviews will contribute to the episodes
4:00 Not everyone who lives in aged care is emotionally unwell
4:45 Julie’s experience and background in aged care
5:45 The challenges Julie faced when she started in aged care
6:20 The improved trends
6:30 Raising awareness of the importance of wellbeing in late life
7:05 Services Julie offers to aged care organisations, allied health providers and families of older adults
9:30 The importance of preventative measures in supporting older adults to adjust to living in...