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Aged Care Education Videos

Aged Care Education Videos

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Ageing and Dementia in People with Intellectual Disability

Thursday 9 December 2021

This CPD Activity that aims to improve the capacity of general practitioners to provide health care to people with intellectual disability with complex health needs.


Dr Seeta Durvasula | Clinical Director, NSLHD Intellectual Disability Health Service

Seeta Durvasula is a medical practitioner who has been consulting in intellectual disability medicine for more than 25 years.  She is the Clinical Director of two specialised multidisciplinary health clinics in Sydney for children and adults with intellectual disability.  She is a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Disability Health, Northern Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.  Seeta’s research interests are in mortality, ageing and frailty, and health outcomes in people with intellectual disability.

Mental Health Matters: Recognising a Resident with Depression or Anxiety

Thursday 4 November 2021


  • Stephanie Farquharson, Mental Health Practitioner.
  • Tilu Philip, Registered Nurse from the Anglicare Emotional Wellbeing for Older Persons Team.

Supporting Palliative Care Patients in Residential Care: Deprescribing, Pain Management & Anticipatory Medications in Palliative Care

Thursday 4 November 2021

This webinar provides an update on Palliative Care in the Northern Sydney region. Topics include Deprescribing, Pain Management & Anticipatory Medications in Palliative Care. Including information on Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) tools and Palliative Care Needs Rounds


Professor Katy Clark | Clinical Director of Palliative Care, NSLHD

Professor Clark is the current Clinical Director of Palliative Care for Northern Sydney Local Health District. Katy is a Palliative Care physician who has worked as a clinician, manager, teacher, and researcher in palliative care


Prof Claire Johnson – RN, Ph

Professor Claire Johnson is the national director of the Palliative Aged Care outcomes Program (PACOP) at the Australian Health Services Research Institute. Claire will lead the development and implementation of PACOP to promote excellence in end of life care in residential aged care. In previous roles, including the Vivian Bullwinkel Chair of Palliative Care Nursing (Monash University) and Clinical Lead for End of Life Care (Eastern Health, Melbourne), Claire directed an extensive portfolio of clinical, behavioural and translational research to improve the quality and safety of care for people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and of their families.


Carolyn Moir, Palliative Care Consultant BaptistCare

Carolyn has many years’ experience as a registered nurse; with post graduate qualifications in nursing management, adult education, business and palliative care. Her role as a Clinical Consultant Palliative Care in the BaptistCare in the Care Development Unit includes supporting and leading improvements in palliative care, clinical governance, policy development and key projects across 18 RCFs. Carolyn developed and rolled out the BaptistCare Palliative Approach called the Affirm, Balance and Comfort stages. With a strong research focus Carolyn has engaged the organisation in PCOC (PACOP), ELDAC and PACCS projects. Carolyn is in the final testing stage of developing a dementia EoLC tool as a doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney.


Peter Hakewill, CMO, Dr’s on Call

Dr Peter Hakewell has close to 40 years of clinical medical experience, in a vast majority of clinical settings, giving him unparalleled experience in leading our team of doctors to treat patients in a wide variety of settings and fields. Peter is the founder of MSF Australia (Médecins Sans Frontieres – Doctors without Borders), having also spent close 20 years with MSF and the UNHCR, he has been posted to some of the most remote, underprivileged and medically challenging locations in the world, such as Rwanda, Afghanistan and Ethiopia. Since returning to Australia, he has turned his focus to providing medical care to those in need within the local community with a strong focus on the elderly and mental health.


Gay Lavery CNC QEOLC Project

Gay is a Palliative Care Nurse Consultant with Hammond Care.

Gay has many years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in the community; with post graduate qualifications in Midwifery, Tresillian, Cancer Nursing & Palliative care. She has worked in Community Palliative Care for Hammond Care for the past 10 years, supporting clients at home, in RACF & providing In reach services to local hospitals.

Her current role is with the Primary Health Network Palliative Care Quality End of Life Project (PCQEOL Project). This includes supporting RACF with identifying Residents who would benefit from Palliative approach to their care using Palliative Care Needs Rounds & PCOC’s assessment tools.


Transitional Nurse Practitioners: Palliative Aged Care:

Alyssa Kim is a Palliative Aged Care Transitional Nurse Practitioner within Northern Sydney Local Health District, based at Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospital, covering the lower North Shore region. Alyssa worked in the Drug & Alcohol service, community palliative care, Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) outreach service in the Sydney Local Health District. Alyssa has provided care for palliative symptom management and support as well as a comprehensive assessment for residents in RACF in particular individuals with advanced dementia. She also actively participated in Advanced Care Planning review alongside family conferences in the residential aged care facility to discuss goals of care and preferred end-of-life care pathway.


Kelly Arthurs is a Palliative Aged Care Transitional Nurse Practitioner within the Northern Sydney Local Health District, based on the Northern Beaches. She has over 18 years of experience working in Palliative Care as a Clinician and Educator. Kelly has provided symptom management and end of life care in various settings including: Palliative Care Units, the Community, Aged Care, and Private and Public Hospital Consultation. Kelly has extensive experience in mentoring and delivering education for nurses, care workers, and General Practitioners in palliative care and advance care planning. More recently Kelly’s focus has been on improving quality end of life care for people living with dementia.


Sushila Khadka is a Palliative Aged Care Transitional Nurse Practitioner within Northern Sydney Local Health District, based at Hornsby Hospital, covering the upper north shore region. Sushila has over 10 years’ experience in aged care and critical care, including the last 3 years’ as Chronic Health and Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant for an aged care provider.  During her time as Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant, she has provided care to residents with symptom management and end of life care. She has experience supporting families and staff at the residential aged care facilities with education, advance care planning and implementing Palliative Care Needs Rounds to some facilities. Sushila is dedicated to improving end of life care experience and creating capacity within residential aged care facilities to enhance palliative care.



Healthy Ageing and Frailty Webinar: Do You Know How to Make a Difference?

Thursday 26 August 2021

This webinar covered assessment of older people in order to understand the impact of frailty on patients and how early identification and targeted intervention can reduce frailty. This will help you make a difference to avoid inappropriate hospital admissions, keep people well and at home for longer and reduce their need for RACF placement. This education session will discuss a simple frailty screening tool and how you can make a difference to address the reversible contributing factors of frailty in your day to day practice. You will learn, its “never too late to build muscle!”


  • Professor Sue Kurrle, GeriaTtrician, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, and Director, Staff Specialist and Geriatrician at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Community Services.
  • Dr Chris Bollen, is a general Practitioner in South Australia and was Director GP Training at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for 12 years. He is the director of BMP Healthcare Consulting, helping organisations to deliver safe and effective care. Areas of expertise include systems for chronic disease management, doctors’ health, care of older people, the primary health care/community/hospital interfaces, quality improvement and change leadership.
  • Jane Bollen, Registered Nurse, has worked as a general practice nurse in Adelaide for the past 10 years. Jane set up a Healthy Ageing Clinic at her practice with the aim to deliver more planned and structured care, use GP and nurse time more effectively, and to give enhanced access to those patients facing barriers to care.


Navigating Frailty and Aged Care – Guiding Patients and their Families through Available Services

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Topic Areas

  • A new local Specialist Geriatric Outreach service to support general practice.
  • The launch of our new Frailty screening app.
  • How to utilise the new HealthNavigators service to help you find local services.
  • General tips on the management of frail and older people and local aged care service navigation.


  • Dr Yog Chopra, Staff Specialist Geriatric & General Medicine, Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Hospital.
  • Dr Praveenn (Prav) Sivabalan, Geriatrician, Royal North Shore Hospital.
  • Dr Linda Xu, Geriatrician and General Physician.
  • Omar Haidar, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Uniting Nth Sydney Home and Community Care.
  • Jane Meccelli, Social Worker and Relationships Manager, Yourside.
  • Video from Dr Gillian Meyer, Geriatrician, Mona Vale Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Unit.

Sydney North Older Persons Network What are Compassionate Communities and Compassionate Cities?

Thursday 13 May 2021


Dr Stephen Ginsborg, General Practitioner.

Breaking News! Royal Commission into Aged Care Report to be Released – Let’s Talk About it

Wednesday 10 March 2021


  • De Stephen Ginsborg.
  • Marika Kontellis.

Dementia Webinar: Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms Associated with Dementia

Thursday 24 September 2020


Dr Allan Shell, Academic GP and Visiting Fellow (UNSW Australia).


Click here to review the presentation.

Sydney North Older Persons Network – Suicide in Late Life: The Impact of COVID-19

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Management of Responsive Behaviours (BPSD’s)

Wednesday 2 October 2019