Posts Tagged ‘Aged Care’

Wonderful Training Film For Dementia – Cathy Greenblat and Her Team Hit Another Home Run!

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Cathy Greenblat & Her Team

Hit Another Home run!

“It Takes A Community”

If you are looking for a great example of person centered care,

you have found it with Cathy’s film series.

It Takes A Community, was filmed at Arcare Helensvale, in Queensland, Australia is one of a series of short films directed by Corinne Maunder of Fire Films that presents a fresh perspective on aged care.  This moving film looks at Arcare Helensvale’s unique relationship-centred approach to celebrating and supporting old age.  Strategy and Innovation Manager, Daniella Greenwood examples their philosophy and you to I’m sure will be touched at a heart level when she speaks as I was. Soo Borson, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist and Dementia Specialist  also discussing the two major parts to Arcares success.

If you missed the the first film in the series, ‘Finding the Why: Enabling Active Participation in Life in Aged Care’, produced with Sociologist/Photographer Professor Cathy Greenblat, was created earlier in 2014. This film features the work of Colin McDonnell, Care Service Manager of Starrett Lodge of the Uniting Aged Care Organization.

Together, these films and more, will form part of Cathy’s upcoming project, ‘Side by Side: Love and Joy in Long Term Dementia Care‘. This project aims to highlight some of the major steps forward in long term residential dementia care, in selected aged care communities around the world, that are actively choosing to approach aged care in a forward-thinking and inspirational manner to empower residents.  Everyone deserves to live an enabled life, no matter what their circumstances.  It is up to all of us to actively participate in in a positive fashion, not only our own life but the lives of others.

For more information on Side by Side, please contact Cathy Grennblat via her website, Love Loss And Laughter.

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For information about collaborating with Corinne on a filmmaking project of your own, please visit the Fire Films.

Click here for more information about Arcare.

Click here for more information about Starrett Lodge.

For Additional Resources

on Dementia and Caregiving

Check Out Alzheimer’s Speaks Website Below


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New Film Embraces Reason To Live – Wise Words To Learn From

Two Questions We Must Ask Ourselves Are:

What Are You Doing That Gives You A Reason To Live?

What Are You Doing To Help Others Connect To Their Reason To Live?

New Film Embraces Reason To Live

“Finding the Why; Enabling Active Participation in Life in Aged Care”, captures the essence of giving real meaning and purpose to life to those living with dementia. This is not a film only for those dealing with an older population, but we should be teaching and living this concept by example throughout our lives.


To find out more about UnitingCare Ageing, click the above logo.

For more Resources on Dementia and Caregiving Click Below

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Need help shifting your “Dementia Care Culture,” and igniting passion in your staff and volunteers?

Contact Lori La Bey

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