Michelle is a Dementia Consultant at Care Partnerships Australia in Western Australia. Michelle worked with a WA large not for profit aged and community care provider group for 10 years in Western Australia and finished a mentorship program for their clinicians in December 2017.
Michelle is focused on changing the culture of dementia care across all business streams, building knowledge and best practice to support person-centred dementia care in partnership with clients, families and staff.
Michelle is passionate and enthusiastic about the importance of effective leadership to challenge the ‘status quo’ in care delivery, this includes reviewing the staff training initiatives and residential care living environments.
There is also an increased need to be supportive to all care partners by mentoring and to facilitate practical problem-solving assistance in the context of care delivery.
Building care partnerships with the families of people with dementia is a critical component of person-centred dementia care. Recently in April 2017, Michelle was nominated for a Better Practice award for work with Aged Link and was also a runner-up in the Asia Pacific awards.
In November 2015, Michelle spoke at the World Dementia Congress in Taiwan and the National Dementia Congress in Melbourne raising awareness about the rights of people living with dementia and need for a national approach to the development of dementia care standards.
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