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National Reconciliation Week: Respect and connection in aged care

National Reconciliation Week: Respect and connection in aged care

RCH News

National Reconciliation Week takes place 27 May until 3 June and is an important time for us all to learn and reflect on our shared history as Australians. It marks the successful referendum in 1967 that paved the way for laws protecting the rights of Aboriginal people as equal members of the community, and the […]

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Staying connected with the elderly

Staying connected with the elderly

RCH News

During our current coronavirus global crisis, supporting the elderly in staying connected is more crucial than ever as loneliness and isolation can create their own set of risks for health. As social distancing restrictions have been updated, paying a visit to the seniors in your life is now an option. Appropriate distancing is still recommended, […]

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Supporting mental wellbeing for elderly

Supporting mental wellbeing for elderly

RCH News

Loneliness and isolation are areas of concern for older Australians’ mental wellbeing at the best of times. With many social distancing restrictions still in place, these feelings are likely to have been exacerbated further. As many of us try to do the right thing and keep our distance to keep one another safe, we also […]

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Working from home: Tips for wellbeing

Working from home: Tips for wellbeing

RCH News

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes in the way we approach life while we work to manage the impact of this virus. The shift to working from home has been significant, and while it may have been the dream for some, it is suddenly the norm for many. Working from home brings with […]

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Resources for health and wellbeing

Resources for health and wellbeing

RCH News

With COVID-19 impacting us all in many varying ways, and many continuing to adjust in an uncertain landscape, it’s ever important to stay connected and have a good network of support and resources to tap into. Thankfully, whether you have a strong direct network around you or not, there are some fantastic organisations and resources […]

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How to keep up with your studies: COVID-19 FAQ

How to keep up with your studies: COVID-19 FAQ

Student Resources

How we’re currently supporting you with your learning journey – Frequently Asked Questions Can I continue with my studies? Yes. You’ll be able to continue the theory components of your course, just not the practical assessments. Your trainer will ensure you have access to everything you need to do your projects and quizzes. What happens […]

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COVID-19 update for Royal College learners and clients

COVID-19 update for Royal College learners and clients

RCH News

As we continue through this challenging time, it is important that we stay connected and provide care and compassion to one another. Our dedicated team of trainers remain available to provide support throughout your learning journey, from start to finish. We are in this together. Training team, Royal College of Healthcare   For any further information […]

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How music can help manage dementia

How music can help manage dementia

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Music has a universal effect on humans and has been reported to evoke the full range of emotions. For those living with dementia music could be integrated into care programs to bring back memories from their past and thus improve the quality of life. With almost half a million people in Australia living with dementia […]

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9 essential qualities to help you thrive as a personal care worker

9 essential qualities to help you thrive as a personal care worker

RCH News

More than just a job, working as a personal care worker or personal care assistant in aged care means you fulfil the important role of enhancing the lives of those who are potentially vulnerable and in need of compassionate and empathetic care. In an industry that is growing and changing, with more support from the government […]

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