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Enhancing Allied Health for Older People in Residential Care - The EAOP (RC) Trial: the Role of Allied Health Assistants - CPD Webinar for Allied Health Assistants

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is run by the AHA CPD Learning Community, a community for Allied Health Assistants and interested parties to come together, connect and learn through continuing professional development designed for Allied Health Assistants. This webinar is only accessible to AHA CPD Learning Community members. If you are not a member and would like to attend this and other AHA CPD monthly events, please select 'get tickets' and you will be sent a link to join the Community. Joining the Community will give you access to not only this webinar, but all AHA CPD monthly webinars, learning resources and community discussions for 12 months from date of joining. Once joined, be sure to set your profile to receive notifications of each new monthly CPD event as they are published. Please also note that by completing an order on this page, you consent to us contacting you with a brief survey which will help us enhance our Community (you are not obliged to complete it).


Report on the role of allied health assistants in residential aged care following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety:

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety received numerous submissions identifying unmet needs of people living in residential aged care, including physical, social, cognitive, and communication needs. The EAOP (RC) Trial has been funded to implement and evaluate evidence-based allied health interventions for people living in residential aged care specifically related to frailty, preventing falls and maintaining engagement. 

Allied health has an essential role in meeting the challenges associated with falls prevention, addressing frailty and keeping residents engaged in meaningful activities. An integrated transdisciplinary model of care has the potential to provide a cost effective and person-centred approach to enhancing the health and wellbeing of people living in residential aged care. Allied health assistants are well positioned to work with a range of health professionals to implement evidence-based care.  

In this webinar, Claire Pearce will provide background to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funded trial and present information from the literature on the role of allied health assistants in residential aged care, as well as providing an update on the projects progress to date.  

Attendance at this workshop provides an opportunity for allied health assistants, allied health professionals and aged care providers to remain up to date with the evidence pertaining to allied health aged care as well as to consider opportunities for enhancing allied health services to a population who the Royal Commission into Aged Care recognised as being significantly under serviced. Attendees will leave with an: 

  • Understanding of the benefits of an interdisciplinary allied health model of care in residential aged care 
  • Understanding of the role of allied health assistants in this model of care; and
  • Up to date information on the trial progress.

This webinar will include time for Q&A and discussion.

Meet Your Webinar Host:

Joan Leo

Joan Leo, Learning Product Manager, The Allied Health Academy.

Joan is an allied health professional and learning and development specialist with over 20 years' experience in the health and higher education sectors. Joan brings educational expertise, creativity and innovation to The Allied Health Academy (TAHA) to support delivering education experiences and fostering communities of practice that connect and empower learners.

Meet Your Webinar Presenter:

Dr Claire Pearce

Dr Claire Pearce, B App Sc (Occupational Therapy), MSc (Health Sciences), PhD, Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy, University of Canberra

Claire is an experienced occupational therapist and emerging researcher. She has extensive clinical experience in adult acute and rehabilitation services based in public health services in Australia and the UK. She also has experience as a multidisciplinary team manager and has undertaken health service evaluation and development, and policy roles. 

Claire's research approach focuses on understanding people’s perceptions of an issue to better understand what helps or hinders putting evidence into practice.

Claire lives and works on Ngunnawal country.

This webinar is brought to you by The Allied Health Academy. Learn more about our online community of practice: free to join.

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