RESEARCH ENABLED AGED CARE HOME

Clinicians

Training Day Recordings

Training Overview and Contents

A comprehensive program of training for RNs and OTs involved in delivery of I-CHARP is provided at each of the 3 cycles of I-CHARP implementation.  Click on a topic below to open the recording and resources for this session.

Motivational Interviewing

In this session, Dr Loren Mowszowski: presents the background, principles and key components of motivational interviewing introduces the Readiness for Change Scale and discusses its utility related to motivational interviewing explores some of the common techniques...

Cognitive Rehabilitation

Dr Loren Mowszowski presents an overview of the basic principles of cognitive rehabilitation. Her presentation: highlights the importance of agreeing personally relevant goals, establishing targets and using multiple techniques identifies and differentiates between...

The RUDAS cognitive assessment

In this session Dr Loren Mowszowski explains how to administer the RUDAS cognitive screen. This session includes: Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) is a cognitive screening tool for assessing cognitive functions. In I-CHARP this is used to understand...

Communication Assessments in Dementia

Communication assessment in dementia Dr Luisa Krein presents an overview of the impact of dementia on communication the role of speech pathology in dementia how to use the Communication Support Needs Assessment Tool – Dementia (CoSNAT-D) in I-CHARP....

Exercise and Falls Prevention

The following videos provided by Dr Jennie Hewitt provide instructions and information about exercises nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists in care homes can introduce to residents. These exercises are designed to target the muscles that aid in fall...

Dementia Care and Changed Behaviours

This presentation from Dr Jacqueline Wesson commences with an overview of the outmoded and unhelpful language that may still be being used when talking about the behaviours of older people. The presentation includes: the legal requirement for Behaviour Support Plans...

I-CHARP Forms

Worked Examples

The following page provides some worked examples for the documentation covered in I-CHARP goal setting, case conferences and Action Plans. Jump to: Case Conferences Action Plans Case Conferences: The aim of providing examples for case conference minutes is to aid with...

Registered Nurse – Forms and Templates

Click on a title below to download the document in a new tab. Information Sheets: ACE/RUDAS Discussion card Strength and Exercise Sheet Global Deterioration Scale for Dementia (GDRS) RUDAS Assessment RUDAS Scoring Instructions RUDAS Score Card Templates: GP Letter...

Occupational Therapist- Forms and Templates

Click on a title to download the document in a new tab. Information Cards: Strength and Exercise Sheet OT Difficulty and Importance Cards ACE/RUDAS Discussion card Icon-FES Tool RUDAS Tool RUDAS Score Card RUDAS Scoring Guide Templates: 1st Case Conference Template...

Other Resources

Assistive Devices

Within I-CHARP there are allocated funds for residents to acquire access assistive devices to help them achieve their goals. The budget cap is $400 but can be used across multiple devices or items. Some examples of assistive devices that have been used in previous...

Additional resources for dementia, reablement and aged care

This section of the site includes additional resources about dementia specific rehabilitation for aged care settings. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES The Baycrest Quick Response Caregiver Tool - this uses the acronym CARER to provide a guide to responding to challenging...

Communication in dementia

Quick Tips for communicating in dementia Make sure their needs are met before you start (e.g. are they hungry or in pain) Make sure you're in an appropriate, quiet place with limited distractions (e.g. TV, other conversation) Sit close and on their eye-level Don't...

Deteriorating Resident Clinical Decision Tool (ISBAR)

Deteriorating Resident Clinical Decision Tool (ISBAR) Most LHDs (Local Health Districts) provide a service that helps care homes identify if they should send a resident to hospital. The following website provided by Northern Sydney LHD provides a step-by-step decision...

Nutrition

The following video, presented by Dr Fiona O'Leary, provides information about nutrition and malnutrition in people with dementia. Specifically it discusses: the importance of nutrition difficulties for older people and the added difficulty for those with dementia...

Privacy and research training

The following video provides information on the privacy and ethical considerations of research for clinicians.  Further information can be found at: National State Guidelines on Human Research Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research Good Clinical...

Reablement and rehabilitation

The following resources have been made available specifically for the I-CHARP clinicians.Please do not distribute beyond the care homes involved in the project Examples of Cognitive rehabilitation and goal setting In the...

Medication Management

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