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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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Leading through change in the aged care sector

Leading through change in the aged care sector

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By Heleni Bagiartakis, Strategic Growth & Partnerships Manager at Catalyst Education As seen on LinkedIn, published 12 August 2021.  It is unquestionable – the age care sector is facing the greatest overhaul in its history. For decades, many strong, admirable and even inspirational leaders have steered the course for hundreds of thousands of older people […]

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Certificate III minimum qualification for aged care: Royal Commission

Certificate III minimum qualification for aged care: Royal Commission

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In 2018 the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety launched, aiming to review the standard of aged care services in Australia. Following its completion, a final report was released outlining a range of assessments and recommendations. In fact, 148 recommendations have been handed down with the goal of reforming and improving the aged […]

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Health and wellbeing for personal care workers

Health and wellbeing for personal care workers

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Supporting the daily needs of those who need it most is what aged care workers and personal care workers do each day. This is a crucial role that provides necessary support and compassion, and also brightens up a person’s day. When you spend your days caring for others, you might find yourself neglecting your own […]

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Sharing passion for aged care: Meet trainer Kylie

Sharing passion for aged care: Meet trainer Kylie

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From a young age we all begin seeking out role models and looking for people in our lives who can support us to reach our goals. After all, guidance from those who have experience in our areas of interest is highly valuable and can go a long way to help us get where we want […]

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Improving employee morale in aged care

Improving employee morale in aged care

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When facing life’s challenges, it can be difficult to remain optimistic all the time. The last 18 months have been notably difficult for many people, and keeping up motivation and engagement in the workplace can become effortful or seem impossible. The pandemic has resulted in many changes to life and a general sense of uncertainty […]

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