Older Adult Injury Prevention Series: How to prevent medication poisonings in older adults

This seminar will provide care workers and service providers supporting older adults, the knowledge and confidence to respond and prevent unintentional poisonings in older adults by raising awareness of resources available and strategies to support older adults to administer medication correctly.

The older adult population are the largest users of medicines and as the Western Australian population continues to age and live longer with multiple chronic conditions, poisoning due to medications will continue to increase.

Health Care professionals and care workers have a ‘duty of care’ to the people they support and care for.  They have the opportunity to act reasonably to avoid foreseeable risk of poisoning and a medication related problem.

This seminar will provide care workers and service providers supporting older adults, the knowledge and confidence to respond and prevent unintentional poisonings in older adults by raising awareness of resources available and strategies to support older adults to administer medication correctly.  This seminar will also be available via webinar.

Older Adult Injury Prevention Series: Reducing social isolation and promoting wellbeing in older adults

Join Know Injury for this seminar as we address how to reduce social isolation amongst older adults and promote well-being.  Keynote presentations will be delivered from research, policy and practice perspectives.

Join Know Injury for this seminar as we address how to reduce social isolation amongst older adults and promote well-being.  Keynote presentations will be delivered from research, policy and practice perspectives.

Social isolation and loneliness in older adults has been associated with increased risk for early mortality.  Social isolation can affect all aspects of health and well-being, while improving social connections and promoting an active lifestyle positively influences physiological health, mental health, cognitive function, self-esteem and sense of meaning- leading to healthy ageing.

The seminar will focus on how research and data can be understood and strategies available to reduce social isolation in older adults living in the community.  The seminar will also be available via webinar.