Mental Health and Responsibility
In this episode, Julie also shares about the group program she runs in aged care facilities, and how she is training staff to run the programs to support older people. Mental health training is so important for home care workers and aged care staff, so we can all make sure older person gets the right support.
No person is too old to learn new tricks, and in the case of aged care, there is an opportunity to up-skill the entire team that supports the older person. There’s also an opportunity to work with families and empower them in improving the mental health outcomes of older people.
Mental health conditions in older people in residential settings is at unacceptably high rates, and we need to work together to improve those outcomes.
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