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Media Release: APF 2015

Young people with complex disabilities and high support needs are often moved into nursing homes direct from hospital or rehabilitation. Coordinating their health and disability supports while living in aged care frequently means people seesaw between the two systems. How can we improve this situation?

This question and more will be explored in detail by our panel of experts at this year’s annual public forum, a free public event hosted by the Summer Foundation.

The topic is A Healthy Agenda: Exploring the Interface between Health and Disability, and our guest panellists this year include:

    • Dr Mukesh Haikerwal AO, GP, Melbourne’s West, Chair Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Past Chair World Medical Association
    • Professor Jacinta Douglas, Professor of Acquired Brain Injury at La Trobe University, and Summer Foundation Research Chair, Living Well with Brain Injury
    • Vicki Wilkinson, Summer Foundation Ambassador, lived in a nursing home for almost four years
    • Frank Hall-Bentick AM, Long-term Disability Advocate
    • Alan Woodroffe, Director Operations Support, National Disability Insurance Agency
    • Jacqui Morarty, Manager of the Alfred Health ABI Community Rehabilitation Service and Transitional Living Service

The forum will be held on October 22 at NAB Docklands. If you’d like to attend, please book now.

The forum will also be live streamed on the Summer Foundation website. Questions will be taken from the audience and via social media.

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For further comment or information, please contact:
Francesca Trimboli, PR and Marketing Manager on 03 9894 7006 or 0438 222 402 or send an email to: francesca.trimboli@summerfoundation.org.au

About the Summer Foundation:

The Summer Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation on research regarding young people in nursing homes. The mission of the Summer Foundation is to resolve the issue of young people living in nursing homes in Australia…

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