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June 2015

Supplements (Vitamins and Minerals) Workshop: A Necessity or a Luxury?

June 19, 2015
Residentia Sunnyside – Karmel, 40 Troye Street
Pretoria, 0002 South Africa
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The workshop offers information on the following questions: The nutrient content of available food products in our country The need for supplementation How to choose a good product Special focus on: - supplementation drinks for malnutrition - iron supplements - calcium-magnesium supplements - the importance of vitamin D - probiotics and the gut - fortified products How to make one’s diet more nutrient dense. Condition specific supplementation needs. (Optional:  audience members are requested to bring examples of supplement containers for…

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July 2015

Discovering Dignity in Dementia

July 7, 2015 @ 8:30 am - July 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Huis Vergenoegd, Hoof Street
Paarl, 7624 South Africa
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GERATEC challenges the medical model in order to create a new discourse to change the culture of care for people living with dementia. Moving away from the disease – focusing on the person. How to preserve/maintain personhood and identity How to fulfill domains of wellbeinge Meaningful engagement How to optimise activities of daily livings Practical tips that can postively impact nutrient intake, nutritional status and wellness for person living with dementia Do specific nutrients play a role in the development…

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From Matron to Mentor Workshop – The Journey to Person Centred Care

July 14, 2015 @ 8:30 am - July 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Emily Hobhouse, 55 Malherbe Street, Capital Park
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
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This 3 day training workshop will focus on: Empowering nursing staff as mentors Moving away from task driven, institutional model of nursing Person-centered care Shifting the focus from deficits to strengths Tools to measure resident’s individual risk levels The course formulates the new role of the Nurse in Person-Centered Care with the focus on: (Attendees will receive training in the use of six internationally acknowledged risk assessment tools) Assessing nutritional status Assessing activities of daily living Assessing fall risk Assessing…

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Nelson Mandela Day

July 18, 2015 - August 17, 2015
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Dietetic Support for the Ageing Brain (Depression) Workshop

July 29, 2015
Elphin Lodge, 222 Modderfontein Road
Rietfontein, 2106 South Africa
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Nutrition in the management of depression

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Nutrition Principles for the Older Person Workshop

July 29, 2015
GERATEC Head Office, Boulevard Office Park, Block C, Searle Street
Woodstock, 8000 South Africa
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General Nutrition Principles This course introduces you to the various nutrients and their important role in bodily functions. We also look at the different Food Groups and the Food Pyramid for older persons and how to make healthy choices. Menu Planning Practical points to plan and assemble a cycle menu Nutrition for Older Persons This very important session covers the bodily changes and other general problems older persons might experience that could negatively impact their nutritional status. We propose dietary…

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August 2015

Dietetic Support for the Ageing Brain (Depression) Workshop

August 5, 2015
Emmanuel Bejaarde Tehuis, 3 De Villiers Street
Krugersdorp-West, 1739 South Africa
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Nutrition in the management of depression

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Special Diets Workshop

August 5, 2015
GERATEC Head Office, Boulevard Office Park, Block C, Searle Street
Woodstock, 8000 South Africa
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GERATEC’s registered dietician will give an overview on the following diets: Diabetic Cardiac Light Colostomy Allergy/Intolerance Vegetarian

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Malnutrition in the Elderly Workshop

August 6, 2015
Bellville Senior Centre / Chrismar Villas, 25 Jessie Street
Bellville, 7530 South Africa
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Malnutrition in the elderly is directly related to a decline in quality of life and consequences include: muscle loss, decreased immunity, longer hospital stay, higher fall risk, higher risk for depression and overall frailty. It is of the utmost importance for any care centre to have systems in place to: Assess nutritional status Prevent malnutrition Manage malnutrition Join GERATEC’s dietitians at this informative and practical workshop to learn all about malnutrition in the elderly and for practical tips on how…

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Dietetic Support for the Ageing Brain (Depression) Workshop

August 14, 2015
Residentia Sunnyside – Karmel, 40 Troye Street
Pretoria, 0002 South Africa
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Nutrition in the management of depression

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Meaningful Engagement through Person Centred Care Workshop

August 20, 2015
Silwerkruin Huis vir Bejaardes, Fontein Street
Wellington, 7654 South Africa
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Individual care is the cornerstone of excellence in person-centred care for Older Persons in long-term care facilities. Join our Occupational Therapist to discuss the following: How do we measure quality of life? Benefits of meaningful engagement for the resident, staff and family members Finding suitable activities for the individual Grading / adapting an activity to meet the individual’s abilities Suggestions of activities for inclusion in activity programme Half-day Workshop Facilitator: Yolande

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From Matron to Mentor Workshop – The Journey to Person Centred Care

August 25, 2015 @ 8:30 am - August 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Mooihawe, 100 Mellville Drive
Bloemfontein, Freestate South Africa
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This 3 day training workshop will focus on: Empowering nursing staff as mentors Moving away from task driven, institutional model of nursing Person-centred care Shifting the focus from deficits to strengths Tools to measure resident’s individual risk levels The course formulates the new role of the Nurse in Person-Centred Care with the focus on: (Attendees will receive training in the use of six internationally acknowledged risk assessment tools) Assessing nutritional status Assessing activities of daily living Assessing fall risk Assessing…

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Dietetic Support for the Ageing Brain (Dementia) Workshop

August 26, 2015
Elphin Lodge, 222 Modderfontein Road
Rietfontein, 2106 South Africa
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Nutrition in the prevention and management of dementia

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September 2015

Dietetic Support for the Ageing Brain (Dementia) Workshop

September 9, 2015
Emmanuel Bejaarde Tehuis, 3 De Villiers Street
Krugersdorp-West, 1739 South Africa
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World Alzheimer’s Day

September 21, 2015
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Week of Older Persons

September 28, 2015 - October 4, 2015
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Discovering Dignity in Dementia

September 29, 2015 - October 1, 2015

Three Day Workshop Facilitators: To be confirmed

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October 2015

International Day of Older Persons

October 1, 2015
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Grandparents Day

October 4, 2015
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The Sustainability of Long-term Care for Older Persons (sponsored by Free State Care in Action)

October 6, 2015 @ 9:30 am - December 6, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Sunwa River Lodge Farm, Kopjeskraal Road
Parys, Free State South Africa
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R250

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International Arthritis Day

October 12, 2015
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From Matron to Mentor: The Journey to Person-Centred Care

October 13, 2015 - October 15, 2015
Genevafontein Retirement Village, Stander Street
George, 6529 South Africa
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This 3 day training workshop will focus on: Empowering nursing staff as mentors Moving away from task driven, institutional model of nursing Person-centred care Shifting the focus from deficits to strengths Tools to measure resident’s individual risk levels The course formulates the new role of the Nurse in Person-Centred Care with the focus on: Assessing nutritional status Assessing activities of daily living Assessing fall risk Assessing continence Assessing risk for depression Recommendations for compiling and implementing individual care plans which…

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Dietetic Management of GIT Related Conditions Workshop – More Than a GUT Feeling?

October 14, 2015
Rynpark, c/o Pretoria and Parker Street
Benoni, 1501 South Africa
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The workshop offers information on the following: Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract How to keep one’s gut healthy through lifestyle Changes that might occur with age Conditions addressed in the workshop are: gastritis, peptic ulcers, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease and food allergies For each condition the dietetic management of the condition will be discussed and enlightened by example meal plans and product information

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Healthy Eating on a Limited Budget Workshop

October 21, 2015
GERATEC Head Office, Boulevard Office Park, Block C, Searle Street
Woodstock, 8000 South Africa
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This module is focused to assist very low income workers to be able to provide healthy food to their families on a limited budget. A quick review on what are balanced and healthy food choices What are the most economic choices in each food group How to compile a balanced, but cost effective menu Very easy recipes and how to calculate the cost using current retail prices Energy saving tips How to make your own vegetable garden

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Drug Nutrient Interactions Workshop

October 22, 2015
Silwerkruin Huis vir Bejaardes, Fontein Street
Wellington, 7654 South Africa
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Half-day Workshop Facilitators: Ide & Caryn

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Dietetic Management of GIT Related Conditions Workshop – More Than a GUT Feeling?

October 28, 2015
Emmanuel Bejaarde Tehuis, 3 De Villiers Street
Krugersdorp-West, 1739 South Africa
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The workshop offers information on the following: Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract How to keep one’s gut healthy through lifestyle Changes that might occur with age Conditions addressed in the workshop are: gastritis, peptic ulcers, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease and food allergies For each condition the dietetic management of the condition will be discussed and enlightened by example meal plans and product information

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November 2015

Dietetic Management of GIT Related Conditions Workshop – More Than a GUT Feeling?

November 6, 2015
Residentia Sunnyside – Karmel, 40 Troye Street
Pretoria, 0002 South Africa
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The workshop offers information on the following: Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract How to keep one’s gut healthy through lifestyle Changes that might occur with age Conditions addressed in the workshop are: gastritis, peptic ulcers, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease and food allergies For each condition the dietetic management of the condition will be discussed and enlightened by example meal plans and product information

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World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2015
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December 2015

World AIDS Day

December 1, 2015
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March 2016

Special Diets

March 1, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

GERATEC’s registered dietitians will give an overview on special diets in long term care facilities. We will look at the theory behind these diets as well as the practical implications for your catering / care unit. The diets we will discuss include diabetic, cardiac, light, colostomy, allergy/intolerances and vegetarian.

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April 2016

Nutrition for Older Persons

April 7, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

A: GENERAL NUTRITION PRINCIPLES This course introduces you to the various nutrients and their important role in bodily functions. We also look at the different Food Groups and the Food Pyramid for older persons and how to make healthy choices. B: MENU PLANNING Practical points to plan and put together a cycle menu for long term care facilities. C: NUTRITION FOR OLDER PERSONS This very important session covers the bodily changes and other general problems older persons might experience that…

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Matron to Mentor

April 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 15, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

This 3 day training workshop will focus on: Empowering nursing staff as mentors Moving away from task driven, institutional model of nursing Person-centered care Shifting the focus from deficits to strengths Tools to measure resident’s individual risk levels such as nutritional status; activities of daily living; fall risk; pressure ulcer risk; continence and mood Use this info in compiling individual care plans to improve the well-being of each resident.

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May 2016

Person-centred Care, Care Plans

May 5, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

The individuals’ right to choose how they wish to ‘be’ (Wilkins, 2003) is the focus of this workshop. Looking at the benefits of a person-centred care approach by addressing not only physical needs, but all that impacts on a person’s wellness. Includes understanding a person centred-care process – from assessment, planning and implementation in order to support each resident to grow. This workshop will be facilitated by our Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist.

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Managing Conflict Effectively?

May 25, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

Is conflict a bad thing? Not necessarily. Often conflict presents opportunities for improvement. Therefore, it is important to understand (and apply) various conflict resolution techniques. Conflict situations are an important aspect of the workplace. Different stakeholders may have different priorities and perceptions. Thus how to make the most of conflict and how to manage it for positive outcomes?

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July 2016

Meaningful Engagement through Person-centred Care

July 1, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Gauteng South Africa + Google Map

Individual care is the cornerstone of excellence in person-centred care for Older Persons in long-term care facilities. Join our Occupational Therapist to discuss the following: How do we measure quality of life? Benefits of meaningful engagement for the resident, staff and family members Finding suitable activities for the individual Grading / adapting an activity to meet the individual’s abilities Suggestions of activities for inclusion in activity programme

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Person-centred Care, Care Plans and Risk Assessments

July 22, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gauteng Gauteng, Gauteng South Africa + Google Map

The individuals’ right to choose how they wish to ‘be’ (Wilkins, 2003) is the focus of this workshop. Looking at the benefits of a person centred care approach by addressing not only physical needs, but all that impacts on a person’s wellness. Includes understanding of a person centred care process – from assessment, planning and implementation in order to support each resident to grow. This workshop will be facilitated by our Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian.

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August 2016

Healthy Eating on a Limited budget

August 18, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

This module is focused on assisting low income workers to provide healthy food to their families on a limited budget. a quick review on what are balanced and healthy food choices what are the most economic choices in each food group how to compile a menu very easy recipes and how to calculate the cost using current retail prices energy saving tips how to make your own vegetable garden

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September 2016

Special Diets

September 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

GERATEC’s registered dietitians will give an overview on special diets in long term care facilities. We will look at the theory behind these diets as well as the practical implications for your catering / care unit. The diets we will discuss include diabetic, cardiac, light, colostomy, allergy/intolerances and vegetarian.

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October 2016

Wound & stoma care

October 13, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

This workshop is a joint presentation by a wound care expert and GERATEC’s Care Team. This workshop will cover all aspects of stoma and wound care – nursing prevention and treatment, dietary intervention and the role of the OT in wound care. A nurse specialist in the field will discuss wound bed preparation and stoma care. GERATEC’s dietitians will cover the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of wounds. GERATEC’s Occupational Therapist will discuss how the development of…

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Menu Evaluation

October 21, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Gauteng South Africa + Google Map

This interactive workshop provides the perfect opportunity for all our colleagues in the field of food service to evaluate their menus with the help of our dietitian. The workshop is interactive and all attendees will be guided to evaluate their own menus, make adjustments where needed and to adapt the normal menu to four special diets. Special attention will be given to determine portion sizes and meal plans. (All attendees should bring a copy of their current menu for them…

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March 2017

Nutrition for Older People

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Somerset West (Robari), 1 Gordon Rd, Martinville
Somerset West, Western Cape 7130 South Africa
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A: GENERAL NUTRITION PRINCIPLES This course introduces you to the various nutrients and their important role in bodily functions.  We also look at the different Food Groups and the Food Pyramid for older persons and how to make healthy choices. B: MENU PLANNING Practical points to plan and put together a cycle menu for long term care facilities. C: NUTRITION FOR OLDER PERSONS This very important session covers the bodily changes and other general problems older persons might experience that…

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Person Centred-care and Care Plans

March 23 @ 12:00 am
Strand (Benadehof), 30 Neethling St,
Strand, Western Cape 7139 South Africa
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The individuals’ right to choose how they wish to ‘be’ (Wilkins, 2003) is the focus of this workshop.     Looking at the benefits of a person-centred care approach by addressing not only physical needs, but all that impacts on a person’s wellness.   Includes understanding a person centred-care process – from assessment, planning and implementation in order to support each resident to grow.   This workshop will be facilitated by our Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist.

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May 2017

Diabetic Care: Wounds and others – Strand

May 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Strand (Benadehof), 30 Neethling St,
Strand, Western Cape 7139 South Africa
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Join us for the latest information on how to manage diabetes effectively. GERATEC’s Dietitian and Occupational Therapist will present the first part of the workshop to ensure a holistic approach to managing diabetes. This includes dietary treatment and the day to day practical management of diabetes in older persons. Sr. Lidia Krijt from Krijt Nursing Professional Health Care specialising in the practical stoma, wound and continence management. With 27 years of experience, Sr. Lidia Krijt is passionate about educating people…

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June 2017

Person Centred-care and Care Plans

June 13 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Residentia Sunnyside – Karmel, 40 Troye Street
Pretoria, 0002 South Africa
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The individuals’ right to choose how they wish to ‘be’ (Wilkins, 2003) is the focus of this workshop.  Looking at the benefits of a person-centred care approach by addressing not only physical needs, but all that impacts on a person’s wellness. Includes understanding a person centred-care process – from assessment, planning and implementation in order to support each resident to grow. This workshop will be facilitated by our Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist.

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Meaningful Engagement through PCC

June 13 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Strand (Benadehof), 30 Neethling St,
Strand, Western Cape 7139 South Africa

Individual care is the cornerstone of excellence in person-centred care for Older Persons in long-term care facilities.  Join our Occupational Therapist to discuss the following: How do we measure quality of life? Benefits of meaningful engagement for the resident, staff and family members Finding suitable activities for the individual Grading / adapting an activity to meet the individual’s abilities Suggestions of activities for inclusion in activity programme.

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Special Diets

June 28 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Somerset West Somerset West, Western Cape South Africa

GERATEC’s registered dietitians will give an overview on special diets in long term care facilities. We will look at the theory behind these diets as well as the practical implications for your catering / care unit. The diets we will discuss include diabetic, cardiac, light, colostomy, allergy/intolerances and vegetarian.

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September 2017

Matron to Mentor

September 5 - September 7
Lyndhurst (Rand Aid-Elphin Lodge), 222 Modderfontein Road, Lyndhurst
Modderfontein, Gauteng 2106 South Africa

This 3 day training workshop will focus on: Empowering nursing staff as mentors; Moving away from task driven, institutional model of nursing; Person-centred care; Shifting the focus from deficits to strengths; Tools to measure resident’s individual risk levels such as nutritional status; activities of daily living; fall risk; pressure ulcer risk; continence and mood Use this info in compiling individual care plans to improve the well-being of each resident.

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Wound Care

September 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Strand (Benadehof), 30 Neethling St,
Strand, Western Cape 7139 South Africa

This workshop is a joint presentation by a wound care expert and GERATEC’s Care Team. This workshop will cover all aspects of stoma and wound care – nursing prevention and treatment, dietary intervention and the role of the OT in wound care. A nurse specialist in the field will discuss wound bed preparation and stoma care. GERATEC’s dietitians will cover the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of wounds. GERATEC’s Occupational Therapist will discuss how the development of…

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October 2017

Matron to Mentor

October 24 - October 26
Benadehof, 30 Neethling Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 7139 South Africa
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We all would like to be branded as a Leader and not a Manager. We all want to handle conflict in a professional manner, and want to be able to measure the care we are responsible for in a factual way, and how to motivate the people working with us. But HOW? Come to this workshop and learn how to manage conflict, how to become a better leader, how to measure the facts and not perceptions and how to motivate…

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November 2017

Person Centred-care, Care Plans and Meaningful Engagement

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cape Town (TBC) Western Cape South Africa

The individuals’ right to choose how they wish to ‘be’ (Wilkins, 2003) is the focus of this workshop.     Looking at the benefits of a person-centred care approach by addressing not only physical needs, but all that impacts on a person’s wellness. Includes understanding a person centred-care process – from assessment, planning and implementation in order to support each resident to grow. This workshop will be facilitated by our Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist. Individual care is the cornerstone of excellence…

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