Whats coming up at VCare?
As the year has progressed, VCare, like many other businesses, have encountered a range of challenges, including adapting to a new way of working within a new normal. We are very aware that Covid-19 has placed additional demands on everyone in the aged care sector.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, significant events for the industry were postponed until later in the year.
So what’s coming up for VCare in the next couple of months?
Upcoming events and activities for VCare include:
- NZACA Conference
- RVA Regional Forums
- Online User Forums for clients
VCare is proud to be involved in a range of events brought to you by Retirement Village Association (RVA) and the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA). It’s always great catching up at these events.
The NZACA conference theme is Aged Care in a Pandemic World with a focus on COVID-19. The conference is being held on the 17-18th of November at TSB Arena in Wellington. VCare is proud to be sponsoring the keynote speaker Michael Baker and legendary service to the Aged Residential care sector award.
VCare will also be exhibiting at the NZACA conference, and Chris and Richard from VCare will be on the stand ready to answer all of your burning questions. Come and visit stand 56 to find out more about VCare and how we can help your facility.
Click here to register for the NZACA conference.
VCare Legendary Service to the Aged Residential Care Sector Award
VCare is proud to be sponsoring the VCare Legendary Service to the Aged Residential Care Sector.
This award recognises the outstanding contribution of someone who has been part of the aged residential care industry for more than ten years. This person will have continuously made a difference in the lives of numerous residents and staff members. The winner of this award could be anyone from a senior manager of a large group, to care, staff, non-care staff or a volunteer in the aged residential care industry.
Michael Baker, Eliminating COVID-19 in New Zealand
Michael Baker is a public health physician and Professor of Public Health in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. He is the Director of the Health Environment and Infection Research Unit (HEIRU) and a Co-Director of the Housing and Health Research Programme. Michael has long-standing research interests in infectious diseases, environmental health, and housing and health. He is an active media commentator and member of the Science Media Centre Advisory Board.
Michael is a member of the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory Group (TAG). He has taken a leading role in formulating New Zealand’s elimination strategy against this pandemic. Michael has established a programme of research on the epidemiology, prevention and control of Covid-19 in New Zealand and internationally (Co-Search) with support from the NZ Health Research Council. He has formed an international network of university researchers focused on strategies for containment and elimination of Covid-19 as a public health threat.
Click here to find out more about Michael Baker and his upcoming keynote address at the NZACA conference.
VCare is sponsoring a range of RVA Regional forums around New Zealand. The dates of these forums are:
- Havelock North – 22nd September
- Hawkes Bay – 6th October
- Invercargill – 25th November
- Nelson – 27th November
To register for any of these forums contact the RVA and register.
VCare forum online webinar series
Every year we run our VCare User Forums, giving us an opportunity to meet with you face-to-face to answer questions and showcase the latest developments in VCare. Due to the current circumstances we feel that the safest option at this time is to reduce in-person interactions so we will not be holding out usual forums.
Instead, we have decided to run a series of online webinars. These sessions will run between 30mins-1hour and are designed to give you updates on VCare, while also giving you the opportunity to ask questions and interact with other VCare users as you would our User Forums.
Contact us today to register your interest.