Together towards Tomorrow – Northern Devon Care Homes Team Annual Conference 2018 (Fri 21 Sept)

On World Alzheimer’s Day join the Northern Devon Care Homes Team for their annual conference, Together, towards Tomorrow. The focus of the day is Dementia Care, with many interesting speakers and opportunities to network. Free refreshments and a buffet style lunch will be provided.

North Devon Hospice will offer a drop in session on symptom management along with the Pathfinder team on the Trusted Assessor model during the lunch break in addition to exhibition stands offering advice on a wide range of products and services.

A raffle will be drawn at the end of the day (we are raising money for a local charity)

Fri 21 September 2018
08:45 – 17:00 BST

Filleigh Village Hall
EX32 0RS

Book here

Agenda for the Day:

08.45-09.00 Registration and Refreshments

09.00-09.10 Welcome and Housekeeping Andy Cox, Compliance & Content Manager, Workforce Development. NDHCT

09.10-09.15 Working in Partnership Darryn Allcorn, Chief Nurse, Honorary Associate Professor. Northern Devon Healthcare Trust (NDHCT).

09.15-10.00 ‘Somebody I used to Know’. Wendy Mitchell – Author, Living with Dementia

10.00-10.45 Sexual Intimacy in Care Homes. Dr Dawne Garrett, Professional Lead, Care of Older People and Dementia Care. Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

10.45–11.15 Break/networking viewing of exhibition stands

11.15-12.00 Nursing in Care Homes. Sharon Aldridge-Bent, Programme Manager. Queens Nursing Institute

12.00-12.10 An Introduction to Trainee Nurse Associates. Andrea Bell, Deputy Director of Nursing. NDHCT

12.10-12.15 Why we are Trusted. Pathfinders Team. NDHCT

12.15-12.20 Resources and support available. NDHCT Library

12:20-12.25 Health & Social Care Learning Opportunities. Ruth Morgan, Distance Learning Curriculum Learner Support. Petroc College.

12.25–12.30 Introduction to Seating and Posture. Seating Matters

12.30-13.30 Lunch and viewing of exhibition stands. Hospice drop in/symptom management. Trusted Assessor drop in/sign up

13.35-14.20 Position Well and Move More for pressure prevention – how to recognise sitting and lying positions that help reduce risk of pressure damage. Lucy Clark, OT Living Centre, Vanessa Markwick, Moving & Handling Trainer. NDDH

14.20-15.20 The Arts and Dementia – How and Why they work so well. Dr Claire Garabedian Researcher – Creative Arts and Dementia, Association for Dementia Studies. University of Worcester.

15.20-15.40 Break/networking

15.40-15.50 Feeding at Risk. Bev Snowdon, Speech and Language Therapist. NDHCT

15.50-16.20 Dying of Boredom. George Coxon Owner/Director – Pottles Court and Summercourt Care Homes, Independent Health and Social Care Consultant, Chair of Devon Care Kite Mark, Specialist Mental Health Advisor – Cogora, UK wide Chair of the Mental Health Nurse Association

16.20-16.30 Presentation of Best Practice Awards and raffle prizes to winners. Chair Person

16.30 Close and Summary/Evaluation. Chair Person