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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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Enter aged care for more than just a job

Enter aged care for more than just a job

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We spend a lot of time in the workplace over the course of our lives. For the average person, around a third of their life is spent at work. This figure is likely to vary between people and individual circumstances, but it’s fair to say most people are at work quite a bit. With such […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in aged care

Seasonal Affective Disorder in aged care

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For some people the seasons have a greater impact that simply preferring one to the others. In fact, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) means that the weather can have a notable effect on mood, mental health and even physical health. For older individuals, including those who may already have health concerns, SAD can be challenging. It’s […]

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COVID-19: How we can support your learning

COVID-19: How we can support your learning

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This communication is to provide our learners with an update on Royal College of Healthcare’s plan for managing your learning journey now and in the months ahead with relation to any impacts from coronavirus (COVID-19). We are all certainly in a constantly changing landscape and appreciate this will impact people in varying ways. We believe, […]

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Skilling as an essential worker in aged care

Skilling as an essential worker in aged care

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Aged care is an essential sector in our community. It’s not difficult to see why. Aged care workers are extremely valuable to society and responsible for upholding the quality of life of elderly people in both residential and home care. People studying to work in the aged care sector are not just skilling for a […]

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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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