Aged Care Seminar Feedback

Following is a list of feedback from our seminars.

Please note that all our feedback forms are anonymous. However some attendees have kindly provided us with their full names and permission to publish.

Highly Relevant, Fun and Interactive

The one day seminar was very good and highly relevant to our work. We particularly like the topics – Dry mouth and Reflux Management & Dysphagia Management. I would highly recommend this seminar to other aged care facilities. Giselle presents at a level appropriate for all staff employed within the aged care facility – fun and interactive, a great day!

Sally Renshaw, Regional Director, The Salvation Army – Gill Waminda Residential Aged Care, Goulburn, NSW.

Excellent Value for Money

Increased consciousness of dietary needs of elderly and of ourselves! A very well presented seminar. Excellent value for money.

Marie Campion, Director of Nursing, Lady of Grace Nursing Home, Dural, NSW.

Priceless, Invaluable, Inspiring, Fascinating

Priceless. Invaluable. Inspiring. Fascinating. A wealth of knowledge. Fun and cost effective. Wow, I’ll be back for more for sure.

Suzanne Mason, Registered Nurse, St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Sandgate, NSW.

Great Public Speaker

You are a great public speaker with amazing energy. Good luck in the future, Giselle.

Learne Lincoln, Cook, Cedar Place Aged Care Facility, Kempsey, NSW.

Best Seminar

This was by far one of the best seminars that I have been to. This course should be available to every staff member.

Caroline Thomson, Nurse Educator, Ginninderra Gardens, Page ACT.

Thoroughly Enjoyable Day & Learnt a lot

Thoroughly enjoyable day, learnt a lot that I will definitely take back to my facility.

Chantelle Butler, Deputy Director of Nursing, Our Lady of Loreto Gardens, Hamlyn Terrace, NSW.

Very Engaging

Very engaging. Excellent, thank you. You think you have a reasonable grasp until you attend this seminar. Reminds me of the big picture. Awesome handouts!

Kerrie Scotcher, Registered Nurse – Care Leader, BCS Mid Richmond Centre, Coraki, NSW.

Excellent, Brilliant, Fun – What a Pleasure!

Excellent, brilliant, fun, easy listening. Presentation was excellent. A lot of fun. Resource folder is wonderful. Much thought and consideration has been put into it – laminated copies of important references. What a pleasure to be a student in this class. Thank you.

Margaret Kliendeinst, Catering Manager, Clarence Village, Grafton, NSW.

Relaxed, Enjoyable, Interactive – Excellent Presenter

Excellent presenter. Relaxed, enjoyable and interactive seminar plus most informative. Thank you, Giselle.

Lynette Holden, Registered Nurse, Grafton Nursing Home, South Grafton, NSW.

Inspiring & Engaging

Very interesting and engaging seminar. Giselle was very inspiring. At no time was it ever boring or uninteresting!

Cheryl Withers, Care Manager, Manellae Lodge, Manilla, NSW.

Fabulous Content, Very Stimulating

Fabulous content – clearly presented. Very stimulating education session. Would recommend highly.

Kelly Roberts, Registered Nurse, Crowley, Ballina, NSW.

Very Enthusiastic – Love the Stories! :)

Excellent presentation, very enthusiastic and informative presenter. Keep everything interesting – especially love the stories!

Kate Paff, Teacher, Health & Aged Care – Tamworth TAFE, Tamworth, NSW.

Passion for Her Work

Well-run presentation. Giselle has a wealth of knowledge that she enjoys sharing, you can see she has a passion for her work.

Joann Raftopoulos, Registered Nurse / Educator, Bankstown City Aged Care, Bankstown, NSW.

Great for Workplace

This was great for workplace, but also so good for personal nutritional weight loss and healthy habits re: low GI, insulin resistance, etc. Thanks!

Stephanie Lesta, Registered Nurse, Australian Unity, Sydney, NSW.

Most Enjoyable Seminar/Workshop

You are a wonderful presenter, Giselle. A most enjoyable seminar / workshop.

Penny Woods, Registered Nurse / Educator, Ashley House Lodge Nursing Home, Roseville, NSW.

Dynamic Presenter

You are a dynamic presenter. Keep up the good work. Excellent presentation.

Lynette Felix, Registered Nurse, Adventist Aged Care, Kings Langley, NSW.

Excellent Knowledge

Excellent knowledge.

Stephen Mullan, Deputy Director of Care, Catholic Healthcare Services – Waitara, NSW.

Exceptional; Want Giselle Back in 2012!

The presentation to community care workers was a shorten version of the 1 day “Nutrition in Aged Care” session, however, it did not scrimp on information. Giselle’s enthusiasm, knowledge of nutrition and her ability to relate to everyday foods was exceptional. Information was presented in a relevant and easy-to-understand format. We will be looking at inviting Giselle back for more training in 2012.

Jodi-Ann Needham, Program Manager, Wesley Community Aged Care Packages, Western & South West Sydney, NSW.

Congratulations; Highly Recommended

Congratulations. A well put together day. I will recommend it to my colleagues.

Jenni Cook, Registered Nurse / Case Manager, Uniting Care Ageing, Manly, NSW.

Very Valuable to Me!

Very valuable to me personally as well as professionally.

Andrew Kimpton, Registered Nurse, William Cape Garden Cranbrook Care, Cooranbong, NSW.

Day Very Well-spent!

This was a day very well-spent – so informative!

Keryn Pitt, Registered Nurse, Catholic Healthcare Services, Waitara, NSW.

Big Learning Day

As a result of this seminar, I will review our exercise program to include progressive resistance training and educate staff on dry mouth, dysphagia and diabetes management. You gave excellent information on everything. I have had a really big learning day today. Thank you.

Sue Paul, Lifestyle Manager, Cunningham Villas RSL Care, Bowen, Qld.

You are Great

Really enjoyed the day. Thanks, Giselle. You are great!

Patricia Davidson, Registered Nurse, Alstonville Adventist Retirement Centre, Alstonville, NSW.

Enthusiasm & Energy

Despite having experienced 4 rounds of accreditation. The information I have learnt today will significantly benefit our management to meet the accreditation standards for Nutrition and Hydration for our residents. The manual provided will be most helpful. You are so knowledgeable and share your knowledge with such enthusiasm and energy.

Elizabeth Lewis, RN Supervisor, Cooinda Court Junee Hostel, Junee, NSW.

Fun, Fabulous, Interactive

Fabulous – thanks! So fun and interactive! More of this type of information needed for all staff caring for the elderly. More awareness needed in the community before coming into aged care.

Kylie Williams, RQC, Calvary Retirement Community Cessnock, Cessnock, NSW.

Very Knowledgeable

Excellent day, great worthwhile information, very appropriate to our working needs, great presentation, notes, DVD’s, discussion, extra explanation on white board, very knowledgeable.

Jane Stedman, Education Co-ordinator / Registered Nurse, Northern Coalfields Community Care Association, Cessnock, NSW.

Fun

Giselle is a fantastic presenter, very thorough and makes learning fun. Was an excellent seminar.

Kathleen Hines, Care Manager / Registered Nurse, Lee Hostel, Blayney, NSW.

The Best & Most Interesting Training

Giselle’s training was excellent. This was the best and most interesting training thus far and so relevant to our work.

Evelyn Cox, PCA, Wesley Mission Community Support, Blacktown, NSW.

Good Presentation

Good presentation, very informative. Thanks for the laminated posters too!!!

Mevis Kamhuka, Registered Nurse, Ginninderra Gardens, Page ACT.

Lively, Interactive, Enjoyable

The seminar was excellent, informative and well presented. The presentation was lively and interactive. Most enjoyable.

Carole Gorman, Care Coordinator / Registered Nurse, Port Stephens Veterans and Citizens Aged Care, NSW.

Humorous – No Hesitation going to Another Course of Hers

Excellent presenter, very knowledgeable, able to import information easily while injecting humour also. Would have no hesitation going to another course of hers.

Nancy Cotten, Care Manager, Clarence Village, Grafton,NSW.

Thanks for Coming to the Country!

Very educational interesting with a variety of interactions and displays. Very enjoyable, pleasant and friendly. Thank you for coming to the country so we did not have to travel to the city for a change.

Irene Oberman, Registered Nurse Clinical Care Coordinator, Northern Coalfields Community Care Association, NSW.

Excellent Value

Fantastic to have such great level of education without having to travel great distances and incur great expenses like plane fares, motels and food. Excellent value!

Jane Press, Registered Nurse, Manellae Lodge, Manilla, NSW.

Very Impressed!

I was very impressed with the seminar, very informative, interesting and well-presented. Thank you.

Ducia Shvetsoff, Document Coordinator / Educator, St. Simeon Village, NSW.

Excellent Day

Excellent Day. Learnt a lot with lots of practical ways to implement this information. Thanks for a great day!

Janet Pearsell, Chef / Kitchen co-ordinator, Burrowa House, Boorowa, NSW.

Very Enthusiastic, Vibrant & Informative

Thank you for today. You gave a very enthusiastic, vibrant and informative presentation!

Janet Nelson, Registered Nurse, Brindabella Gardens, Downer ACT.

Active, Enthusiastic

Giselle, you are very active and enthusiastic in your delivery making this a great course.

Maree Sibley, Registered Nurse, Mercy Aged Care Services, Singleton, NSW.

Very Enjoyable Day

Today’s seminar increased my awareness of dietary guidance for older Australians, different malnutrition screening tools, creative ways of managing diabetes (lots of diabetic clients, will be very helpful) and increased my awareness of dry mouth, reflux, dysphagia management and sarcopenia prevention. Very enjoyable day!

Denise Edwards, Registered Nurse, Blue Care Townsville, Townsville, Qld.

Excellent Value for Money

Excellent value for money. Thanks.

Elspeth Smith, Registered Nurse, Bupa Waratah, Waratah, NSW.

Learnt So Many New Things

The seminar was very well organised and informative. Learnt so many new things.

Opper Hadebe, Registered Nurse, Ginninderra Gardens, Page ACT.

Very Educational for Chefs

As a cook, I found the relevance to medications and symptoms for catering issues very educational and helpful in residents’ nutritional problems. This education has raised my awareness of diabetes management, importance of stress management and the importance of piping/moulding for puréed foods meal appeal.

Adrienne Goff, Catering Services Manager, Northern England Masonic Aged Care, Kootigal, NSW.

Informative

Very informative.

Kath Reinhold, Head Chef, Cedar Place Aged Care Facility, Kempsey, NSW.

Enjoyable

Informative & enjoyable.

Christa Sparks, Registered Nurse, Turramurra House, Turramurra, NSW.

Interesting Information

A lot of interesting information regarding food and effects on the body.

Preeti Istwal, Educator, Anglican Retirement Villages, Castle Hill, NSW.

Thank You

As a result of this seminar, I will encourage all staff to read your notes and implement the suggestions for improvement where possible. This was overall a very good day. I have gained a lot of information from today’s session. Thank you!

Judith Hutchinson, Registered Nurse, Cherrywood Grove, Orange, NSW.

Would Benefit All

Most of the content has been very informative. A lot of this would benefit all care workers in aged care.

Pamela Bondfield, Registered Nurse, Upper Jindalee Nursing Home, Narrabundah, NSW.

Very Informtive

The seminar was very informative. Thank you.

Vicki Saeep, Cook, Cedar Place Aged Care Facility, Kempsey, NSW.

Speaker Very Well Prepared

Good to know that casein protects teeth. Next step is to translate knowledge into action. Speaker very well prepared. Enjoyed day, it was both educational and entertaining. A lot to take in in one day!

Jennifer Orr, Registered Nurse, Macquarie Care Centre, Bathurst, NSW.

Very Informative & Eye-opening

Very informative, very eye-opening as to how much nutrition is important to health and well being especially in the elderly.

Judith Altman, Registered Nurse, BCS Aminya Centre, Baulkham Hills, NSW.

Content Excellent

As a result of this seminar I will improve dietary supplementation, implement progressive resistance training exercise, change diabetic diets and be more rigorous with malnutrition screening. I very much enjoyed all the aspects of this session. Very informative, content excellent. I would recommend to all nursing staff to attend.

Joanne O’Neill, Registered Nurse, Endeavour Aged Care Facility, Springwood, NSW.

Brilliant & Entertaining

Brilliant speaker, highly informative and extremely entertaining.

Merzuka Nancarrow, Registered Nurse, Macquarie Care, Bathurst, NSW.

All Topics Very Useful

All 8 topics presented were very useful and relevant to my work. This seminar produced new information for me. I highly recommend this seminar to other aged care facilities. Speaker presented very clearly and logically.

Christine Prior, Registered Nurse, Calare Aged Care, Orange, NSW.

Enjoyed Relearning

Enjoyed relearning about the Glycaemic Index, Insulin Index and the effects of drug-nutrient interaction. As a result of this seminar, I will implement Fit for Life through Falls Prevention Group and apply cutting-edge information for diabetes management.

Vicki Campbell, Educator, St Andrew’s Village Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW.

Very Useful

The seminar was very informative and very useful for my work. I would highly recommend this seminar to other aged care facilities.

Maria Gillin, Registered Nurse/Chef, Maranatha House, Wellington, NSW.

Best Seminar

Very interesting. Best seminar so far.

Sue McLeod, PCA, Wesley Mission Community Support, Blacktown, NSW.

Lots of Knowledge

Very good. Very informative. Lots of knowledge.

Lexie O’Connor, Registered Nurse, Cootamundra Nursing Home, Cootamundra, NSW.

Fun

Really enjoyed the training session. Trainer made it fun to participate.

Sandra Sowter, AIN, Wesley Mission, Blacktown, NSW.

Thoroughly Enjoyed Presentation

I thoroughly enjoyed Giselle’s presentation. Excellent information and very well presented.

Jenni Fletcher, Administrator, Melrose Village – UPA Community Care, Peddle Hill, NSW.

Excellent Content

Excellent content. I have learnt a lot of useful information that I can take to my work. Great segment of malnutrition screening and actions of medications.

Elsie May Henson, Registered Nurse, Barraba MPS HNEAH, Barraba, NSW.

Very Fun

This was a very interesting seminar. Giselle was very good and made this time very fun.

Robert Mc Donald, AIN, Wesley Mission, Blacktown, NSW.

Opened my Eyes!

This education really opened my eyes and taught me a lot.

Maria Candia, AIN, Wesley Mission, Blacktown, NSW.

Excellent Presenter, Very Interactive

As a result of this education, I will take more interest in my clients’ diet and medications. Excellent presenter, very interactive.

Megan Coffee, AIN Supervisor, Wesley Mission, Blacktown, NSW.

Excellent Program

Excellent program for Aged Care Residential Facilities.

Jenny Empson, Registered Nurse, Ginninderra Gardens, Page ACT.

Very Enjoyable

It was very enjoyable learning new information.

Suzanne Goodman, AIN, Wesley Mission, Blacktown, NSW.

Implement Changes

As a result of this seminar, I will increase residents’ fluid intake and ensure they eat their meals. Nutrition seminars should be provided to all nursing staff because residents will benefit from a better informed team.

Nivek Langenberg, Recreation, Principal Endeavour Nursing Home, Springwood, NSW.

Excellent Presentation; Very Relevant.

Excellent presentation, very informative, relevant and interesting.

Yvonne Flynn, Registered Nurse, Wesley Mission, Blacktown, NSW.

Learned a Lot

I enjoyed the day and learned a lot.

Rhoyda Hope, Carer, St Catherine’s Aged Care, Bathurst, NSW.

Very Good Training

As a result of this education, I will monitor my clients’ meals closer. Very good training session. Very informative.

Anne Hong, AIN, Wesley Mission, Blacktown, NSW.

Entertaining

Giselle was informative and entertaining!

Denise McLean, PCA, Wesley Mission Community Support, Blacktown, NSW.

Excellent

The seminar was excellent. Very useful and informative. I would highly recommend this seminar to other aged care facilities.

Melissa Cox, Registered Nurse, Pioneer House Aged Care, Mudgee, NSW.

Thoroughly Enjoyed Seminar

The seminar was terrific. Speaker was excellent. Highly recommend to other aged care health professionals. Thoroughly enjoyed seminar.

Lyndy Ogg, Registered Nurse, Orana Gardens RSL Life, Dubbo, NSW.

Highly Recommend

The seminar was very informative. I would highly recommend this seminar to other aged care facilities.

Julieanne Consadine, Registered Nurse, Gill Waminda Residential Aged Care, Goulburn, NSW.

Highly Recommended

Please contact all at Catholic Healthcare Services so that everyone working there can attend this seminar and learn about the importance of nutrition in aged care. Highly recommended.

Forozan Faraee, Registered Nurse, Catholic Healthcare, Waitara, NSW.

Knowledgeable & Passionate Presenter

Very enjoyable day. Very knowledgeable and passionate presenter.

Helen Williams, Registered Nurse, Morshead Home, Lyneham, NSW.

New Ideas

Very interesting – brought up new ideas I never would have considered!

Pene Oliver, Kitchen Assistant, Prunus Lodge UPA Aged Care Facility in Bathurst Region, Molong, NSW.

Very Interesting

Excellent presentation and very interesting.

Jacqui Gaynore, Co-ordinator, Wesley Mission Community Support, Blacktown, NSW.

Strongly Recommended To Any Aged Care Professional

The one day seminar was very good and very helpful. I found every single session very useful. I strongly recommend this course to any aged care professional.

Pauline Griffiths, Food Service Staff, Cooinda Homes, Lithgow, NSW.

Enjoyed Training

Really enjoyed training, very informative.

Trishe Oberg, PCA, Wesley Mission Community Service, Blacktown, NSW.

Enjoyed Immensely

Great presentation, enjoyed immensely, everything was very useful.

Tracey Windle, PCA, St Catherine’s Aged Care, Bathurst, NSW.

Packed Full of Relevant Information

Good seminar; clear, concise, logical and packed full of relevant information. Learnt a few new things too.

Pauline, RAO, Weeroona Village, Bass Hill, NSW.

Excellent

Overall opinion of this seminar is that it is excellent! All the topics covered were very useful.

Anne-Marie Ashwood, Registered Nurse, Calare Aged Care, Orange, NSW.

Excellent

Excellent presentation.

Jean Hockley, Cook, Ascott Gardens, Bathurst, NSW.

Very Useful

This seminar was very good. All topics presented were very useful and I learnt new information. Overall, seminar was refreshing. Thank you for different ideas of things.

Teresa Sigh, Team Leader/Registered Nurse (low care), The Salvation Army – Gill Waminda Residential Aged Care, Goulburn, NSW.

Loved the Session

As a result of this seminar, I have increased my understanding of the special needs of my residents. The more understanding staff have of the importance of nutrition, the better care residents will get. I loved the session.

Anne M. Catley, Registered Nurse, Principal Endeavour Nursing Home, Springwood, NSW.

For Everyone

As a result of this seminar, I will make an effort to encourage old people to drink. This seminar is really useful for everyone who wants a healthy life.

Huan Lei, AIN, Beecroft Nursing Home, Beecroft, NSW.

Excellent

Excellent! Seminar was excellent and very relevant to my work

Alan Foster, AIN, Ashley House, Chatswood, NSW.

Excellent!

I enjoyed the seminar. Speaker was succinct and clear, seminar produced new information for me which I could use in my work immediately. I am more aware of the importance of nutrition in aged care and how that changes with disease states, medical treatment, stage of aging etc. Overall opinion, excellent!

Tina Connolly, Palliative Care Australia/Registered Nurse, Macquarie Lodge Aged Care Services, Arncliffe, NSW.

Learnt a Lot

The training was very good and I learnt a lot. I would recommend this seminar to all aged carers.

Marcia Howden, Food Service Staff, Cooinda Homes, Lithgow, NSW.

Excellent

Excellent.

Su Lin, Registered Nurse, Ashley House, Chatswood, NSW.

Very Clear

Enjoyed the day. The presenter was very clear and the session very informative.

Alice Baxter, AIN, Blakeney Lodge, Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Interactive & Cheerful

Today’s seminar was very informative and excellent. I like the interactive approach. You are a cheerful person, too. I would like to attend more of your seminars in future.

Sini Jaison, Registered Nurse, Bankstown Aged Care Facility, Bankstown, NSW.

Interesting and Useful

Very informative seminar. Presenter is well informed on all topics and the presentation is interesting and very useful.

Susana Benfield, Director of Nursing, Fairmont Aged Care Centre, Bexley, NSW.

Excellent Presentation

Excellent presentation. Allows more awareness of dietary needs, also for myself! Getting to that age!!!

Gillian Hinks, Registered Nurse, Lady of Grace Nursing Home, Dural, NSW.

Very Relevant To My Work

Seminar was very good and very relevant to my work. I learnt new information. Overall good information and great helpful ideas.

Angela Handley, Registered Nurse/Carer, Gill Waminda Residential Aged Care, Goulburn, NSW.

Very Educational

This seminar was very educational and fun.

Susan Singh, AIN, Beecroft Nursing Home, Beecroft, NSW.

New, Highly Relevant Information

Today’s session provided me with a lot of new and highly relevant information. I wish we had had more time.

Registered Nurse, Fairmont Aged Care Centre, Bexley, NSW.

Lots of New Information

Excellent seminar, speaker was clear. Content produced lots of new information for me related to my work. Wish we had more time to cover more topics in depth.

Chief Information Officer, Macquarie Lodge Aged Care Services, Arncliffe, NSW.

Thorough Understanding of Dietary Guidelines

I gained a thorough understanding of the dietary guidelines for older Australians.

Food Service Staff, Australian Chinese Descendants Mutual Association Aged Hostel, Canley Vale, NSW.

Learned Interesting New Information

Enjoyed presentation. Contents were very good and I learned interesting new information published in the latest journals.

Registered Nurse, Weeroona Village, Bass Hill, NSW.

Would Appreciate More Seminars

Very interesting, contents relevant, great resources. I would appreciate more seminars like this.

Biraj Basnet, Registered Nurse, BCS Aminya Centre, Baulkham Hills, NSW.

I Recommend This Presentation To Other Facilities

Thank you for your very informative education session on Dietary Guidelines for elderly Australians. You presented very clearly, the staff had new useful information relevant to their work and I recommend this presentation to other facilities. We always enjoy your presentations on different topics. Thanks.

Hanap Howe, Care Manager, Weeroona Village, Bass Hill, NSW.

Learnt a Lot

Found seminar very interesting and learnt a lot. More aware of diet-medication interactions.

Michelle Hutchings, Registered Nurse, BCS Arminya Centre, Baulkham Hills, NSW.

Very Informative

The seminar was very informative. Topics like malnutrition screening, diabetes management, dysphagia management and sarcopenia prevention were very useful for my work. Too much information for one day.

Melanie Lawler, MCC/CSE, Macquarie Care Centre, Bathurst, NSW.

Very Clear and Extremely Beneficial

The seminar was very informative and produced new information for me. The new information on regular hydration and low GI was very clear and extremely beneficial. Very knowledgeable speaker. Thank you for your time.

Kylie Zhen, Diversional Therapist, Australian Chinese Descendants Mutual Association Aged Hostel, Canley Vale, NSW.

Will Review Procedures

As a result of today’s seminar, I will implement better procedures for malnutrition screening, menu planning and swallowing assessments. Malnutrition screening and diabetes management were particularly useful topics today.

Michelle Sharwood, Registered Nurse, Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes, Kelso, NSW.

Most Informative

Most Informative. Passing knowledge to my co-workers.

Christine Walsh, EEN, Catholic Care of the Aged, Port Macquarie, NSW.

Eye-opener

Found seminar very interesting and a real eye-opener!

P Edwards, EN, Lady of Grace Nursing Home, Dural, NSW.

Very Educational

As a result of this seminar, I will make sure that elderly residents are well hydrated and eat a well balanced diet. Overall very educational.

Enita Chabata, Registered Nurse, Beecroft Nursing Home, Beecroft, NSW.

Highly Recommended

Excellent presentation. Everyone got a lot out of the seminar. Thank you. Highly recommended to any aged care facility.

Joy Chen, Nursing Unit Manager, Australian Chinese Descendants Mutual Association Aged Hostel, Canley Vale, NSW.

Thank You!

Nutrition seminars should be provided to all nursing staff because of its great importance to health. Thank you.

Marja Cox, Director of Nursing, Principal Endeavour Nursing Home, Springwood, NSW.

Very Relevant To Our Work

Excellent speaker, seminar was very relevant to our work. Definitely arranging a full day seminar for all our registered nurses soon.

Geraldine Garvan, Registered Nurse/Educator, Macquarie Lodge Aged Care Services, Arncliffe, NSW.

Enthusiastic Presenter

Very well presented, enthusiastic presenter.

Judy Lindbeck, Registered Nurse / Speech Pathologist, Ginninderra Gardens, Page ACT.

Wonderful

Wonderful presentation.

Helen Watts, Registered Nurse, St Catherine’s Aged Care, Bathurst, NSW.

Very Impressive

I am very impressed with the professionalism and depth of knowledge of the presenter and the material. This is very useful for aged care professionals.

Registered Nurse, Blue Mountains, Springwood, NSW.

Well Presented

This seminar was very informative and well presented.

Trish Wood, Registered Nurse, Garden Village Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie, NSW.

Excellent

The seminar was excellent. I am very confident to guide staff and support residents now. As a result of this seminar, I will implement better nutrition intake, hydration awareness for residents and more education for staff.

Barbara Wallisch, Registered Nurse, Nareen Lodge, Bateau Bay, NSW.

Should be Mandatory

This course should be mandatory for all staff in aged care.

Teresa Corcoran, EEN, Ginninderra Gardens, Page ACT.

Very Funny

Presenter gave an informative and funny session, very easy to listen to and understand.

Lorraine Barwick, Prunus Lodge UPA Aged Care Facility in the Bathurst Region, Molong, NSW.

Motivating

Very motivating and enlightening.

Malinda Cuttiford, Registered Nurse, Macquarie Care, Bathurst, NSW.

Enjoyed Lecture

I really enjoyed the lecture. I learned a lot and can apply what I learned to my work to look after my residents and to look after my family members’ diet as well. This seminar produced a great deal of information for me. I am inspired to learn everything.

Angela Lee, Registered Nurse, Beecroft Nursing Home, Beecroft, NSW.

Excellent

This education is excellent and should be made available to all staff.

Sue Brearley, Registered Nurse, Brindabella Gardens, Downer ACT.

Very Useful in Aged Care Settings

Very informative sessions. I found this will be very useful in aged care settings.

Marcelino Alzate, Nursing Unit Manager, Fairmont Aged Care Centre, Bexley, NSW.

Very Useful and Very Entertaining

All topics were very useful. Very entertaining, comprehensive, filling in the gaps of education. Simple to understand. Question and answer easily understood.

Julie Kennedy, Carer, Gill Waminda Residential Aged Care, Goulburn, NSW.

Increased My Awareness of Nutritional Needs

The session increased my awareness of how nutritional needs change with state of aging. Very relevant for my work.

Registered Nurse, Australian Chinese Descendants Mutual Association Aged Hostel, Canley Vale, NSW.

Very Useful and Extremely Relevant to my Day to Day Work

The seminar was very good and extremely relevant to my day to day work. I learnt some new information about how nutritional needs change with aging and disease states. Understanding the dietary guidelines for older Australians was very useful.

Farhana Khan, Assistant in Nursing, Macquarie Lodge Aged Care Services, Arncliffe, NSW.

Very Good Speaker

Very good speaker. Learned lots of new information highly useful for work.

Jaroslava Patzelt, AIN, Lady of Grace Nursing Home, Dural, NSW.

Learned New Things

I will improve the current nutritional assessment system we have in place and be more rigorous with malnutrition screening. Today’s seminar added to my knowledge of nutrition.

Susanne Lewis, Registered Nurse, Endeavour Aged Care Facility, Springwood, NSW.

Enjoyed Seminar Very Much

I found the Dietary Guidelines very useful and learnt a lot. As a result of this seminar I will implement a lot of changes, there are too many to mention here. I got a lot of helpful hints for my work. I enjoyed this seminar very much.

Monika Gibbs, Registered Nurse/Catering, Pioneer House Aged Care, Mudgee, NSW.

Presentation Using Passion

I enjoyed this seminar very much, excellent presentation using passion for her subject to hold the interest of all present.

Beverly Whiston, Registered Nurse, Martyn Claver Care Facility, Leura, NSW.

Easy-to-Understand

Nutrition education is essential for understanding physiological processes. It should be provided to all nursing staff. Overall, seminar was very well presented in easy-to-understand terms.

Helen Doran, Registered Nurse, Principal Endeavour Nursing Home, Springwood, NSW.

Loved it

Loved all the snippets of “extra” information e.g. food and drug interaction, etc.

Robyn Croyle, Deputy Director of Care / Registered Nurse, The Whiddon Group, Largs, NSW.

Very Relevant

Thank you! The contents of your presentation is very relevant to our environment.

Karen Crombie, Educator, BCS Arminya Centre, Baulkham Hills, NSW.

Thought-provoking, Truly Amazing

Height estimation was absolutely wonderful to know for calculating BMI. Will give greater consideration to drug/food interaction and how nutrition intake varies with stage of ageing not chronological age. Giselle your depth of knowledge on this subject is very broad and your ability to impart information in an interesting thought-provoking manner is truly amazing.

Joy Dobbins, Chef, Proserpine Nursing Home, Proserpine, Qld.

Enjoyed Seminar

I enjoyed this seminar very much. This seminar is most assuredly of benefit to all aged care units.

Erna Hudson, Nursing Unit Manager, St Nicholas, Kingston ACT.

Very Helpful

The seminar was very helpful and there were a few things we were not aware of at all. It was really very helpful!

Sunjay Jugran, Educator, Nuffield Village of Anglican Retirement Villages, Castle Hill, NSW.

Would Attend Any Seminars Conducted by You

As a result of this seminar, I will implement lots of changes in my work especially the many height estimations for calculating BMI. Loved it! Would attend an seminars that are conducted by you. Thank you.

Linda Willscroft, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, Proserpine Nursing Home, Proserpine, Qld.

In-depth Information

The education program has been very informative, especially on guidelines on nutrition for elderly and management. The in-depth information received will be very useful when managing special needs of residents with chronic conditions.

Sandhya Anyal, Nursing Unit Manager, Bankstown Aged Care, Bankstown, NSW.

Will Recommend to All

Training was great, will recommend to all.

Gwen Gray, AIN, Southern Cross Care, Grafton, NSW.

Great Speaker

Great speaker. Thanks. :)

Jill Hayward, Hostel Services, Crowley, Ballina, NSW.

A Delight

Giselle is a delight, she keeps you interested while she is teaching.

Virginia Child, Chef, Clarence Village, Grafton, NSW.

Excellent Value for Money

The seminar was indeed excellent value for money. Extremely interesting and stimulating. I highly recommend to other aged care professionals.

Wendy Trankels, Registered Nurse, St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Sandgate, NSW.

Excellent Day

The day was excellent. I would definitely like to bring this seminar to Strathearn.

Janelle Birch, Director of Care / Registered Nurse, Strathearn, Scone, NSW.

My Best Seminar Attended in 2010!

As a result of this seminar I will use malnutrition assessment tools more, introduce pre-feeding assessments, improve swallowing care plans and alter diabetes management. This seminar is informative, presenter explained difficult concepts very clearly and succinctly, took her time and answered all questions asked very well. I really enjoyed today. This is clearly my best seminar attended in 2010! I strongly recommend this seminar to other health care professionals.

Janeth Mutekedza, Registered Nurse, Orana Gardens RSL Life, Dubbo, NSW.