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Upgrading aged care qualifications for your staff

Upgrading aged care qualifications for your staff

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For your aged care facility to reach its full potential, your team needs to be supported to do the same. After all, they say that any organisation can only be as good the people within it. A high-quality aged care facility needs well-trained employees who are committed to compassionate care and supporting the health and […]

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Overcoming the challenge of loneliness in aged care

Overcoming the challenge of loneliness in aged care

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As well as being mentally distressing, research has shown that loneliness can have a serious impact on physical health too. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and its associated restrictions on visitation and getting out and about in the community, many elderly people have felt the impact of being solitary more than ever. While […]

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Enhancing aged care staff recruitment

Enhancing aged care staff recruitment

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The demand for aged care services across Australia continues to grow, and so too the need for quality staff to support the sector. It’s no secret that Australia’s population is ageing. In fact, the Aged Care Royal Commission Final Report summary projects that the number of Australians aged 85 years and over will increase from 515,700 […]

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Understanding ‘languishing’ on the mental health spectrum

Understanding ‘languishing’ on the mental health spectrum

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Mental health is often described in terms of being either good or bad. There are also a range of clinically-specific terminology that we have become familiar with: “I’m feeling depressed”, and “I’m anxious” are examples that we likely all associate with mental health. However, the mental health spectrum is more complex than this. You can […]

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Tax time savings for learners

Tax time savings for learners

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Did you know that students can be eligible to make study-related expense claims at tax time? With the end of financial year for the 2020/21 period nearly here, now is the time to make sure you know what’s what when it comes to tax savings and your studies. On top of deductions related to your […]

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Fostering strong relationships in aged care

Fostering strong relationships in aged care

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A residential care facility is a workplace for aged care workers and a home for the elderly. It should feel like a community, build on meaningful connections and a high standard of care. To build a strong and happy community, a focus on strong relationships is essential. The relationship between aged care workers and their […]

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Thinking outside the box: Therapy options in aged care

Thinking outside the box: Therapy options in aged care

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Enhancing the quality of life for elderly people is what aged care is all about. Providing care and therapy for those who need it and maintaining the dignity of individuals as they navigate the changes and challenges that come with ageing. For some, ageing can present difficulties with health including physical and psychological effects. They […]

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Dementia advocacy in aged care

Dementia advocacy in aged care

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Living with dementia is a reality for an estimated half a million Australians. While the exact number of people with dementia is unknown, what we do know is that the impact is far-reaching for those who have it and their families. According to Dementia Australia, around 250 people are being diagnosed with dementia each day […]

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National Reconciliation Week 2021

National Reconciliation Week 2021

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More than a word, Reconciliation takes action – Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. The dates for National Reconciliation Week (NRW) are the same each […]

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