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Adjusting to the ‘new normal’

Adjusting to the ‘new normal’

RCH News

With rising vaccination rates across the country and restrictions easing, the time has come for us to move into a post-lockdown new normal. For some, pre-pandemic life might seem like a distant memory. In some instances, people have spent almost two years studying from home, working from home, and/or adapting to challenging circumstances as essential […]

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National Carer’s Week 2021

National Carer’s Week 2021

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This week is National Carer’s Week — the perfect opportunity to take the time to reflect on just how vital the role of carers is in our communities. In fact, carers are crucial to our health care system and underpin aged care and disability care in Australia. Each day across Australia carers are doing valuable […]

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World Mental Health Day 2021: Self-care for aged care workers and learners

World Mental Health Day 2021: Self-care for aged care workers and learners

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While every day can be a day to talk about and work on mental health, World Mental Health Day is a powerful reminder. What better time to reflect on mental health and its impact, particularly during the pandemic through these last two years. It’s also an opportunity to renew our focus on how we can […]

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Take action now to thrive in your career during a pandemic

Take action now to thrive in your career during a pandemic

RCH News

As we edge toward two years since Covid-19, it’s still too soon to declare an end to the pandemic. We all hoped this pandemic would be well over and done with by now, however with vaccination rates increasing and various parts of the world opening up, a life close to normal looks to be around […]

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Ready for a career change? Pivot to an aged care career

Ready for a career change? Pivot to an aged care career

RCH News

Care careers add meaning to your life and are fulfilling in a way that not many other career paths can offer. For the brilliant people who are currently working or have worked in the care sector, it’s hard to imagine doing a job without a sense of purpose. Working as a carer, you still might […]

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Upskill with a short course: Assist Clients with Medication

Upskill with a short course: Assist Clients with Medication

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Supporting the provision of the highest possible standard of care across the aged care sector and disability sector is a priority for Royal College. To do this, organisations and employees within these care sectors should continually look to upskilling and reskilling. The Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set is a short course offered at Royal […]

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Special connections: engaging the elderly with technology

Special connections: engaging the elderly with technology

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Throughout elderly people’s lives, technology has advanced dramatically. From breakthroughs that saw humans land on the moon, developments on the medical front and the introduction of the internet, technological progress has set a rapid pace. Fast forward to today and video calling with people across the globe is easily and instantly achievable from the comfort […]

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Tips to help support aged care connection

Tips to help support aged care connection

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The issue of connection and loneliness for the elderly is not a new issue. Even at the best of times there are many elderly people who are not visited by family or friends, or perhaps do not have family and friends to visit them. The efforts trying to protect our elderly community during the global […]

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Aged care employer strategy to attract and retain staff

Aged care employer strategy to attract and retain staff

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Now more than ever, employers in the aged care sector face the challenge of attracting and maintaining high quality staff. Current statistics for employment in aged care, along with future forecasting, demonstrates clear opportunities for improvement. For example, estimates from the Australian Government suggest that at least 17,000 more aged care workers will be needed […]

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