DEMENTIA HELPLINE 6377 0700
DONATE NOW

Implementing Care Fit for VIPS

Lectures and workshops by Professor Dawn Brooker and Ms Isabelle Latham.

ADA Academy has invited Professor Dawn Brooker and Ms Isabelle Latham to provide a series of lectures/workshops in Person-centred Care in September 2019. Professor Brooker is a recognised author, practitioner and researcher in practice development of person-centred dementia care. Together with Ms Latham, their work on the Care Fit for VIPS toolkit will enable service providers including centre-based care and residential care facilities, to truly implement Person-Centred Care from the organisational perspective.


Objectives

  • Equip the community care sector with an alternative tool to evaluate care using the VIPS framework across a range of services including home care, day care and nursing homes

  • Provide community care sector leaders and management with practical tools and resources to lead services in the implementation of person-centred care

  • Using PIECE-DEM (an observational tool) to enhance the dignity of persons at the advanced stage of dementia

  • Generate new research ideas and methods to investigate the effectiveness of the arts-related interventions for persons with dementia


The Speakers

ADA Course VIPS Speaker Dawn Brooker

Professor Dawn Brooker is the Director of the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) an association established in 2009. She enjoys working at the interface between the experience of those living with dementia, those developing care practice and those undertaking research to ensure that there is real knowledge transfer and translation between these different world-views. She is internationally recognised for scholarship in practice development of person-centred dementia care and has long established working relationships with practitioners and scholars worldwide. In 2019, she published an updated edition of Kitwood’s seminal work on person-centred dementia care: Kitwood, T. and Brooker, D. (Editor) (2019). Dementia Reconsidered, Revisited: The person still comes first. London, Open University Press.

ADA Course VIPS Speaker Isabelle Latham 1

Isabelle Latham is a Senior Lecturer at the Association for Dementia Studies (ADS), having joined in 2011 as a Research Associate. Isabelle currently combines an active research role on a number of projects with delivery of many ADS education programmes, enjoying the translation of research findings into practical skills and knowledge for frontline staff. She has over 15 years’ experience of working in health and social care settings with a particular focus on safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse and educating frontline care staff. Prior to joining ADS, she was training and development manager for a Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board, (2009-2011).


Workshops (Payable)

Click on the dropdown menu to find out more. To register, scroll down to the online form.

Objectives Participants will be able to:

  • Apply the V.I.P.S framework to develop and evaluate services for people with dementia
  • Examine critical leadership factors which impact person-centred service delivery
Dates 3 Sep 2019
Time 9.00am – 5.30pm
Venue Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Training room 1 & 2 (Level 2)
Target Audience Service Managers and programme leaders in residential care homes and dementia services
Fees $148.00 (GST included)
Early bird registration before 12 Jul 2019: $128.00 (GST included)

Each early bird registrant is entitled to 2 reserved tickets for lecture on 5 or 6 Sep 2019.

Sign up below.

Objectives Participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways to include the perspective of people with advanced dementia in care planning and practice;
  • Gain insights into the experience of people with advanced dementia in care;
  • Adopt PIECE-dem as a practice development tool for care of people with dementia and high dependency needs
Dates 4 Sep 2019
Time 9.00am – 5.30pm
Venue Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Training room 1 & 2 (Level 2)
Target Audience Health care and social service practitioners
Fees $108.00 (GST included)
Early bird registration before 12 Jul 2019: $88.00 (GST included)Each early bird registrant is entitled to 2 reserved tickets for lecture on 5 or 6 Sep 2019.

Sign up below.


Lectures (Complimentary)

Click on the dropdown menu to find out more and register from 12 Jul 2019. You will be brought to an external site (eventbrite)

Topics / Objectives

Lecture 1: VIPS framework: Implementing Person-Centred Dementia Care in practice

The VIPS framework provides a systematic way to evaluate and improve person-centred care for people living with dementia. It is applicable to individual and organisational practice. This lecture will describe the framework in depth and share online resources available to support the provision of person-centred care

Participants will be able to:

  • Use the VIPS framework to assess their own practice and service provision for people living with dementia
  • Identify elements to facilitate the success of person-centred dementia care services

 

Lecture 2: Digging deep into care home culture: what makes a real difference to residents’ experience?

Organisational culture is known to affect the quality of care provided in institutional settings and it is often blamed in cases of abuse and neglect. However, detail is lacking, particularly about positive features that enhance well-being and good practice. This lecture will address the seven features of positive organisational cultures and how they enhance resident well-being.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of organisational cultures on resident well-being and quality of practice
  • Identify the features of positive organisational cultures
Date 5 Sep 2019
Time 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
Target Audience Directors, Senior Management, programme leads of dementia services in the community care sector
CEOs/Directors, Senior Management of nursing home operators
Fees Complimentary
Register here from 12 Jul 2019.

Topics / Objectives

Lecture 1: Implementation of the Namaste Care programme in the UK – Research Findings 

The Namaste Care Intervention UK is a multi-component sensory intervention designed to meet the emotional and physical needs of people living with advanced dementia. This lecture will address the findings from a 3-year implementation study examining the process and impact of delivering Namaste Care in UK care homes

Participants will be able to:

  • Outline the Namaste Care Intervention UK and its impact on residents, staff and care homes
    Identify the facilitators and barriers to implementation in care services
    Discuss how the implementation of such care may be evaluated

Lecture 2: Using the focused intervention training and support (FITS) programme to reduce anti-psychotic prescribing and restrictive practices

The Focused Interventions Training and Support Programme (FITS) has been shown to reduce the need for anti-psychotic prescribing by supporting care home staff to implement person-centred care and psychosocial interventions for residents living with dementia who exhibit challenging behaviours. This lecture will address the findings of an implementation study to translate the FITS approach into a model applicable for all UK care homes.

Participants will be able to:

  • Outline the evidence base of the FITS into Practice programme and its impact on residents, staff and care homes
  • Consider how the learning from FITS into Practice can be transferred to your care settings
Date 6 Sep 2019
Time 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
Target Audience Directors, Senior Management, programme leads of dementia services in the community care sector
Fees Complimentary
Register here from 12 Jul 2019.

For queries, write to professional_trg@alz.org.sg.

All information is accurate as of 13 June 2019. Please check back for further updates.


Notice on Photography/Videography

There will be photography and video filming by the organisers. By taking part in this event, you grant the organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography and/or video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other purposes to help achieve the organisers’ aims. This may include (but not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.


Registration