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Intouch : In Touch Winter 2014
MEMORY WALK & JOG A RUNAWAY SUCCESS THE ALZNSW MEMORY WALK & JOG EVENT IS GROWING, WITH A NEW EVENT LAUNCHED IN PORT MACQUARIE IN APRIL. WELCOME MESSAGE FROM LOUIS DUDLEY. Bupa is delighted to be the ofﬁcial aged care partner of the nSW Memory Walk events for the third year in a row. A large proportion of Bupa’s 6000 residents are living with a diagnosis of dementia, so we are acutely aware of the valuable work done by Alzheimer’s Australia and the need to rally behind the ﬁght against dementia. We are excited to see the reach of the Memory Walks expanding this year with a new event to be held in Port Macquarie. Staff, friends and family at Bupa Kempsey are eager to ensure the local event is a big success. As the largest private aged care provider in Australia and new Zealand, Bupa specialises in dementia care, working with families and our residents to personalise care and make each day the best it can be. Bupa’s support for Alzheimer’s Australia extends beyond the nSW events, with plans for up to 20 Bupa homes across Australia to conduct fundraising Memory Walks in their local communities. With 62 homes stretching from cairns to hobart, there is likely to be a Bupa Memory Walk near you – watch out for these events in September. As part of our focus on person- centred dementia care, we introduced medical care into 10 of our homes in 2013. this initiative has improved the health and wellbeing of our residents and given our staff the opportunity to advance their clinical expertise. We are keen to build on the success of this program with plans to employ more GPs to work in our homes this year. I appreciate that moving into residential aged care is a major decision for any family. I encourage you to visit the Bupa Aged care website to access a range of useful resources including our choosing a care home app and the booklet ‘caring for Someone Living with Dementia’, which was produced in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Australia. Visit www.bupa.com.au/agedcare Please say hello to our friendly Bupa team at any of the Memory Walk events you attend – you can’t miss them, they will all be wearing their bright blue Bupa t-shirts. I look forward to seeing you there! Louis Dudley Managing Director Bupa care Services Australia COVER STORY 8 IN TOUCH WINTER 2014
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