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Helping Older People Who Hoard

A friendly Bunnings Warehouse employee helps a customer in the isles of a bunnings warehouse store.

Workshop overview:

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety identified mental health and/or hoarding as an issue which needed to be addressed in the development of a new aged care system highlighting the need for training, raising awareness and care management planning.

This webinar will teach attendees how to work with, support and assist older people living in challenging domestic environments, giving the aged care worker awareness, confidence and strategies for speaking with and supporting the older person in a way that minimises harm and fosters a positive and helpful outcome.

The webinar is an introductory session designed for people who have a supportive working relationship with older people including case workers, support workers, carers, health practitioners and aged care workers including supervisors, team leaders, coordinators of aged care services.

The session will also help workers to develop a positive relationship with the older person living in a challenging domestic environment despite the sensitive issues they may need to address.

Topics include what is hoarding (including how to tell when its likely not a hoarding disorder), why people hoard, psychology behind hoarding and clutter, triggers and signpost, dangers, risk minimisation, reducing anxiety and stress and establishing and maintaining positive and productive relationships. 

Included in the subject matter will be some options for sourcing additional assistance for clients, finding services and resources, exploring funding options. 

Who should attend: 

Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) staff, including aged care workers, team leaders, case managers, coordinators, support workers, social workers, health practitioners. 

Outcomes of this workshop:

  • Raising awareness of hoarding
  • Understand why people hoard
  • The psychology behind hoarding and clutter, triggers, signposts, dangers, risk and harm minimisation
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and productive relationships
  • Confidence to support the older person to address the issue in their home
  • Exploring funding options, finding resources and services.

About the facilitator:

Rebecca is one of Australia’s most experienced Declutter Coaches and has been helping people to simplify their lives for over 18 years. Specialising in complex cases, Rebecca works primarily in the fields of disability, ageing, neurodiversity and mental health.
An expert in teaching people how to have a positive relationship with their belongings, Rebecca is a sought-after media source, industry mentor, speaker, trainer and counsellor.

Rebecca Mezzino portrait

Disclaimer: CHSP Ticket price subsidised by Sector Support and Development (SSD) funded by the Australian Department of Health. Although funding for this session has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

Date:  31 July 2024

Time: 11am – 1pm AEST

Cost: CHSP: $50.00 inc GST
          ACCPA Member: $ 94.50 inc GST
          Non Member: $131.50 inc GST

Date:  21 August 2024

Time: 11am – 1pm AEST

Cost: CHSP: $50.00 inc GST
          ACCPA Member: $ 94.50 inc GST
          Non Member: $131.50 inc GST

Date:  17 September 2024

Time: 11am – 1pm AEST

Cost: CHSP: $50.00 inc GST
          ACCPA Member: $ 94.50 inc GST
          Non Member: $131.50 inc GST

Date:  15 October 2024

Time: 11am – 1pm AEDT

Cost: CHSP: $50.00 inc GST
          ACCPA Member: $ 94.50 inc GST
          Non Member: $131.50 inc GST

Date:  6 November 2024

Time: 11am – 1pm AEDT

Cost: CHSP: $50.00 inc GST
          ACCPA Member: $ 94.50 inc GST
          Non Member: $131.50 inc GST

Date:  3 December 2024

Time: 11am – 1pm AEDT

Cost: CHSP: $50.00 inc GST
          ACCPA Member: $ 94.50 inc GST
          Non Member: $131.50 inc GST

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