Who We Are …

Established in 1986, Age Concern Pty Ltd is one of Australia’s oldest, private, continuing professional development organisations for registered, enrolled nurses and now, nurse practitioners.

 

Age Concern is also a Registered Training Organisation (21611), providing nationally recognised vocational programs.

 

Our Mission & Vision

 

Age Concern Pty Ltd empowers nurses, allied health professionals and other health care workers through evidence based education and training.


Our vision is to set the standard of excellence in the education and training in gerontic care, thereby enhancing the quality of care outcomes for all older Australians.

Core values

 

Integrity

We are transparent, honest and ethical in all our practices. We are focused on education and training.

Respect

We treat all people with dignity, and promote self worth through professional courtesy. We recognise and support all staff, client and student contributions.

Excellence

Through the quality and flexibility of our staff and programs, and our commitment to be contemporary and evidence based in our knowledge and practices, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients. In this way we promote success and excellence.

Accountability

We assume and demonstrate responsibility through continued personal and professional development, commitment to our continuous improvement processes. We ensure all of our work adds value to the company, our clients and our students as well as to the care of older Australians.

Partnerships

We are passionate and committed to partnerships with nurses, clients, participants and the community, sharing with them our knowledge and expertise while recognising their contributions.

Diversity

We embrace differences as opportunities, promote appreciation of diversity and offer equal access to all.

Innovation

We excel at being creative in program delivery, to meet the specific education and training needs of each of our clients.

Humour

We believe that humour and fun create a positive learning environment.

 

 

Our Experience

 

Nursing 100%
Education 100%
Care Planning 100%
Dementia and delirium (neurocognitive disorders) 100%
Person Centred Care 100%
Gerontic Nursing 100%
Neuro Cognitive Disorders 100%
Behaviour 100%
Contemporary Clinical Practice 100%
Management 100%
Training 100%

What we are good at ….

 

We are passionate about the quality of our programs.

 

Recognising that few people can be experts in all areas, we contract qualified and experienced professionals who are recognised experts in their chosen fields and who have the ability to share their knowledge.

 

Our long standing reputation means we are able to attract nationally and internationally renowned professionals such as Prof. David Ames, Prof. Geri R Hall (USA) and Dr Rosalie Hudson to facilitate our programs.

 

Whether you work in the community, a hospital, in residential aged care or a respite organisation, we are sure to have continuing professional development programs to meet your needs – if not we can develop a custom program for you.

 

For more information on personalised programs, please click here

Prue Mellor

Managing Director

Prue, the Managing Director, is a registered nurse with a Master of Nursing (Geront) and Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) dementia. She is also an Endorsed Provider for the Royal College of Nursing Australia.

Gary Betts

Finance Manager

Gary is both a qualified Chartered Accountant and a CPA who has worked in senior roles providing computer audit and IT consulting services in major international firms including Deloitte and Ernst & Young. Gary is currently a Board Member and Treasurer of two not-for-profit organisations.

Stella Creighton

Nurse Practitioner

Stella, as a Nurse Practitioner, brings to Age Concern her passion for improved care outcomes for elderly people and supports this with her extensive knowledge and practice in contemporary chronic disease assessment and management. Her special expertise is neurocognitive disorders (dementia), incontinence and stomal therapy.

Simone

Administration Manager

Simone has been our part time Administration Manager for over five (5) years and is renowned for her attention to detail and focus on service delivery. In her other life Simone is busy with her young family.