Understanding the key factors impacting on responsive behaviours - Continence affects mood & behaviour
Understanding the key factors impacting on responsive behaviours - Continence affects mood & behaviour.
Kathy Kirby - a registered nurse & agedcare advisor shares practical advice about how to address continence needs to better manage responsive behaviors.
Kathy is a Registered Nurse, with close to 20 years’ experience working across various speciality areas. Her career has included working in acute, sub-acute, community and aged care settings.
Kathy has worked in various roles including in senior management and project management and has been involved in both small and large-scale change initiatives. Kathy brings her wealth of nursing expertise, project and people management skills to the work she completes now.
Most recently Kathy has worked as a nurse advisor in the aged care sector, working with organisations to meet compliance requirements.
Her key areas of expertise are in dementia, palliative care and in leadership and mentorship. Kathy works with a team approach and takes opportunities to share her knowledge and skills with those she is working with to build contemporary knowledge and capability within services.
In 2013 Kathy was awarded Hesta Australian Nurse of the Year in the Team Innovation category for her work in training non-clinical hospital staff and volunteers about dementia and how to communicate with people with dementia. She has a strong interest in programs for people with dementia, developing and implementing community day programs for people with dementia and their carers.
Kathy has formal coaching expertise and enjoys working with others to build skill and capability.