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Amana Living Launches End of Life Companion Project

An initiative to reduce the number of older people in residential aged care dying alone has launched in Perth.

Amana Living has created the ‘No One Dies Alone Companion’ (NODAC) project which will see the organisation recruit 12 volunteers for a pilot. The project will start at Lady McCusker Home in Duncraig where around 10 per cent of residents died alone or with little family support in the last six months. 

Half price aged, home and community, allied health and disability care training in 2020

If you’ve always wanted a career in the care industry but the cost of training has been a barrier, now is the time to act.

The WA State Government has introduced the ‘Lower Fees, Local Skills’ initiative which will see aged, home and community, allied health and disability care course fees slashed. It’s also a great time to boost existing skills thanks to the fee reductions.

WA Aged Care Learning & Development Network

WA Aged Care Learning & Development Network

The WA Aged Care Learning & Development Network provides a forum for educational innovation and improvement in the WA aged care sector. The network was co-founded in late 2016 and consisted of five aged care providers, including Amana Living.

Over the last three years, membership has grown to include over 30 members who represent 16 aged care service providers in WA. Coordinated by a team of four, the network meets quarterly and features a range of guest speakers.

New State Government programs for WA Aged Care & Disability Service Providers

Amana Living Training Institute to offer increased training opportunities in aged care and disability services

From 1 July 2019 WA aged care and disability service providers can access new funding to help upskill and train their workforce and identify recruits thanks to two new initiatives from the Western Australian Government.

Amana Living nurse wins top State award

Amana Living nurse Susan (Sue) Pettigrew has won the ‘Excellence in Primary, Public and Community Care” category at the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, announced on 12th May.

Sue is the clinical lead nursing and care in Amana Living’s home care division which supports older people to live independently at home.  She received the award for her ongoing commitment to community care.

First ever arts festival created for WA’s older people

Amana Living Arts Festival: 12 February to 25 March 2018 

WA’s first ever arts festival created specifically for seniors, the Amana Living Arts Festival, launches Monday 12th February.

From Wu Tao dance classes to bedside harp solos, this six-week Festival will deliver more than 150 events for older people from Perth, Australind and Kalgoorlie. The Festival takes place at over 50 locations including Amana Living sites, community centres and iconic venues such as the State Theatre Centre of WA, Art Gallery of WA and WA Maritime Museum.

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