ONLINE CONFERENCE Care of Older People in Scotland 2021: 8th Annual Conference
Session 1: Care of older people after COVID
09:30 Health and social care strategy for older people
Louise Scott, Team Leader, Older People’s Health, Scottish Government
09:50 After COVID – care of older people
Karen Hedge, National Director, Scottish Care
- Care of older people post-pandemic
- What is needed from all parties to deliver high quality older people care?
- Understanding trends in cost, demand and context for care delivery
10:10 Question and answer session
10:25 Comfort break
Session 2: Empowering older people and valuing care workers
- How do we build a rights based approach into everyday practice?
- Understanding what lived experience tells us
- Care delivery with empowerment in practice
11:00 Care workers and the care of older people – protecting trust, skills and confidence
Jess Alexander, Learning and Development Manager (Leadership and Improvement Learning), SSSC
- The value of workforce development and innovation
- The importance of leadership in care
- Outcomes centred care and the individual’s journey
Key findings from the delivery of an individual grants programme for unpaid carers during the pandemic:
- What were the challenges for unpaid carers as a result of Covid?
- Why did an individual grants approach work?
- What did carers use the funding for?
- What was the impact of individual grants on unpaid carers physical and mental health and social isolation?
11:40 Question and answer session
11:55 Comfort break
Session 3: Frailty and pharmacy – delivering best care
12:10 Frailty in the time of coronavirus
Professor Anne Hendry, Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), Director, IFIC Scotland; and Deputy Honorary Secretary, British Geriatrics Society
- Lockdown related harms – deconditioning, isolation, increased demand for community support and share a BGS UK perspective on the experience of the healthcare workforce managing frailty
- Mobilising community capacity to support those shielding – the unique contribution of Compassionate Communities as well as other third sector and housing initiatives
- Reimagining proactive anticipatory care for wellbeing in later life
- Enhancing intermediate care to provide realistic urgent community alternatives to acute hospital care
12:30 The role of pharmacy in supporting care excellence
Laura Wilson MRPharmS, Policy & Practice Lead, Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland
- Delivering pharmacy as a core element of holistic care service delivery
- Addressing polypharmacy and improving quality of life
- The best palliative care, reducing falls, enhancing social activity
12:50 Question and answer session
12:05 Chair's closing remarks
Lynda Gauld, Director, Baccus Consulting
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This was a unique event and subject matter was relevant. All excellent speakers - good mix and good to have several short presentations. Well chaired.