Our relationship-focused approach to celebrating and supporting old age and our Dedicated Staff Assignment have placed Arcare at the leading edge of elder-care globally.
We’re proud to be leading the way forward in both residential and community care and hope that one day others may follow our path. In the meantime, all of those in the Arcare Community – residents, families and carers – experience and cherish our unique approaches each and every day.
July 2018 Restaurant and Catering Award for Excellence – Site/Industrial Caterer. Contemporary Catering at Arcare Maidstone. Find out more here.
May – October 2017:Panel Facilitating – ‘Rethinking Aged Care’. Better Practice 2017, Nationally. Find out more here.
August 2016: Meaningful Ageing Australia. ‘National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care’. Project Advisory Group. Read more here.
May 2016: Arcare Keysborough – delegates from the Vietnamese Government and World Health Organisation visit as part of a study tour on the Australian system of aged care. Find out more here.
March 2016: ‘Canadian innovation think tank – Changing the Culture of Aging’. Providing advice to Canadian Research Institute for Aging and Canadian Quality Agency.
November 2015: Dementia care – core business for aged care. Providing advice to Government – Ministerial Dementia Forum.
September 2014: Dementia care – core business for aged care. Providing advice to Government – Ministerial Dementia Forum.
March 2017:Keynote presentation – ‘Relationships in long-term care: humanness, permission and operational support’. Culture Change Exchange 2017, Canada. Find out more here.
February 2017:Presentation – ‘True Stories: Engaging our older selves – A residential aged and community care provider’s perspective’. Social Infrastructure Summit 2017, Melbourne. Find out more here.
November 2016:Presentation – ‘Case Study: 2015 Best Practice Winner – Arcare Epping’. Aged Care Funding Reform and Innovation 2016, Melbourne. Find out more here.
October 2016:Presentation – ‘Dedicated staffing models – what the statistics show and possibilities for replication in the public sector’. 2016 Finance in Aged Care Conference, Melbourne.
April 2016:Global Welfare Summit 2016, ‘Striking the balance – responsibility and innovation in care for the ageing’. Find out more here.
March 2016:Closing keynote, ‘Laying a path while walking: Co-creating residential communities where people flourish’, Walk with Me Conference, Edmonton, Canada.
October 2015:Key speaker, ‘Dementia Strategy Summit’, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, 27-29 October 2015, Sydney, Australia. Find out more here
May – November 2015:Keynote speaker, ‘Better Practice 2015: Quality – through the looking glass’, Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (a Federal Government Department), Nationally.
April 2015:Keynote presentation – ‘Consumer Directed Care in Residential Aged Care: Is it a case of relational care?’ 30th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, 15-18 April 2015, Perth, Australia.
March 2015:Keynote presentation – ‘A Relational Approach to Achieving Inclusive Aged Care Services’. Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing‘s Shaping inclusive aged care services: models and initiatives best practice seminar. Find out more here
October 2014:Presentation – ‘Forgetting ‘memory loss’ & remembering each other – you, me and dementia’. Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People,Meaningful Ageing Seminar Series, Melbourne. Find out more here
October 2014:Presentation – ‘Capturing hearts and minds: Moving beyond charity, theme days and birthday Celebrations. LASA National Conference, Breakthrough, motivate, innovate, integrate, Adelaide. Find out more here
September 2014:Presentation – ‘Freedom and Choice: Leisure in the context of Consumer Directed Care’. National Diversional Therapy Australia Conference, Adelaide.
August 2014: Presentation – ‘Reframing the Picture’. Dementia and Recreation National Conference, Melbourne.
April 2014:Presentation – ‘Leisure and Community’. Redleaf Leisure and Lifestyle Seminar, Sydney. Find out more here
March 2014:Presentaion – ‘Consumer Directed Care: Adopting a New Way of Thinking’. Implementing Consumer Directed Care Conference, Sydney. Find out more here
November 2013:Presentation – ‘Changing Residential Aged Care Culture: A Relationship-centred Staffing Model’. Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, Sydney. Find out more here
July 2013:Presentation – ‘Laying a Path While Walking: Arcare’s Strength-based Approach to Developing a Dementia Strategy’. Alzheimer’s Australia, Leadership in Quality Dementia Care Forum, Melbourne.
May 2013:Presentation – ‘Leisure and Community’. Redleaf Leisure and Lifestyle Seminar, Adelaide. Find out more here
February 2013:Presentation – ‘Leadership and Culture Change in Dementia Care’. Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria, Certificate IV in Dementia Care.
July 2012:Presentation – ‘Dementia and ‘Challenging Behaviours’: Leisure as a Powerful Space where Needs can be Met’. Redleaf Leisure and Lifestyle Seminar, Brisbane. Find out more here
Greenwood, D. (November, 2016). Why we all need to take responsibility for inclusion of older people. Australian Ageing Agenda. Read the article here.
Greenwood, D., Archdall, M. (January-February 2014). People power (pp. 32). Australian Ageing Agenda. Read the article here.
Power, G. A., Greenwood, D. (August 2014). Dementia and ageing in the 21st century: Reframing and reclaiming hope in Dementia Beyond Disease (pp. 272-288). Baltimore, Maryland: Health Professions Press.