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Preventing and recovering from burnout in aged care

Preventing and recovering from burnout in aged care

Friday, May 20, 2022

Burnout is a term you might have heard, but if you’re not familiar with it or certain of its meaning, here’s what you should know. Burnout is the experience of feeling exhausted, ineffective and mentally distanced from work. It’s something we’ve seen a lot of since the onset of the pandemic as healthcare and frontline […]

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The value of aged care staff and the sector

The value of aged care staff and the sector

Monday, January 31, 2022

At Royal College we work directly with the aged care teams who support our vulnerable elderly citizens. In providing high quality training to aged care workers, we see the valuable contribution they bring to communities across the country. As we enter the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has had a marked impact on […]

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Finished school? Consider a career in aged care

Finished school? Consider a career in aged care

Friday, January 21, 2022

Choosing a career path can be tricky and many young people really aren’t sure what field they want to work in. If you recently finished high school, or you’re a few years into your working life, a career in aged care may not be the first option that pops into your mind. In fact, people […]

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New year staff recruitment

New year staff recruitment

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The start of a new year often comes with a renewed energy and desire to hit the reset button. This is a great to time to assess your goals for the year and work out what you need to do to achieve them. Many aged care providers are now thinking about what they want their […]

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Fostering dignity for those with dementia

Fostering dignity for those with dementia

Monday, November 29, 2021

Having a thorough understanding of what dementia is and how we can support people to live with dignity is essential for those working in the aged care sector. In aged care, over two thirds of people living in residential care have cognitive impairment that is considered moderate or severe. Dementia is currently the second leading […]

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Aged care employer strategy to attract and retain staff

Aged care employer strategy to attract and retain staff

Monday, August 30, 2021

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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Sharing passion for aged care: Meet trainer Kylie

Sharing passion for aged care: Meet trainer Kylie

Monday, August 9, 2021

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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Seasonal Affective Disorder in aged care

Seasonal Affective Disorder in aged care

Sunday, July 18, 2021

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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Skilling as an essential worker in aged care

Skilling as an essential worker in aged care

Monday, July 12, 2021

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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