Ask any group of current job seekers about their experiences and you’re likely to hear some tales of disappointment. Even highly skilled professionals are reporting that their search for a new role has been punctuated with road blocks and stumbles.
It was only seventy years ago that we started winning the fight against infections. Antibiotics have played a pivotal role in human health and the control of infectious disease but this has come at a cost. Many organisms are becoming increasingly resistant to standard
The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has announced an independent review to find out why aged care quality regulators failed to identify the extent of mistreatment of residents at the South Australian Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service.
Australians are typically reluctant to discuss dying. it’s almost a cultural taboo. As a community, we struggle to talk about death. We prefer euphemisms such as “passed on” and “resting in peace” over direct speech and we tend to focus more on hopes for the next medical breakthrough than on the limits of health care when death is near.
Still looking for ways to provide the best possible care to your residents and stand out from the crowd? Ever thought of engaging a speech pathologist’s expertise for something other than a reactive response to dysphagia? Truth is, that seems to be about the only time
You’ve probably already noticed that prospective clients are better informed and more discerning than ever before. The plethora of information that’s now available to aged care consumers means there’s much more to securing that next admission than simply having an
It’s easy to believe the sky is falling! With ACFI’s shifting goal posts, legislative uncertainty and budgetary Armageddon, it’s no wonder the aged care sector is feeling nervous. Perhaps it’s time for some perspective? The prospect of change is ever-present: always
Proposed changes to ACFI funding are coming over the next few years, and could result in dangerous side effects for the industry. Is there a better way?
Acute care is set to be put under strain from a growing population. How can recruitment and working closely with RACFs ensure the best patient outcomes?
Meeting the 44 standards of accreditation is key to any RACF, but what happens if you fail to do so? In this article we’ll look at how to avoid sanctions.
While all health care recruitment is tricky, the acute sector throws up a few additional challenges. Here are three characteristics you should look for.
Podiatry is one of the most important aspects of modern aged care, but there are a few critical rights and wrongs to keep in mind. Let’s take a closer look.
These austere times means that many healthcare facilities are having to tighten their belts. Even so, this doesn’t mean standards have to drop – here’s why.
Australia is an ageing nation, meaning the country’s aged care workers are in hot demand. Why is it so important that they are engaged in their work?
Aged care is a very broad field. While there are plenty of special focuses within the sector, the basics like manual handling are perhaps most important.
Mobility and movement is key at every stage of life, but many seniors find taking the time to exercise challenging. An RACF can help with group classes.
Maintaining a high level of functionality is key to resident happiness and wellbeing. In an RACF, the right mobility and rehabilitation programs can help.
Fatigue is a growing problem among healthcare employees. Here are a few simple ways to help combat this potentially dangerous condition.
Australian seniors are more susceptible to falls that any other age bracket. It’s crucial to ensure that any resulting wounds or injuries are treated well.
Allied health professionals play a huge part in aged care. Here are four experts that no RACF should be without, in order to best care for residents.
RACFs must provide many services to their residents, ranging from physiotherapy to dietetics. Speech pathology is amongst the most important.
ACFI optimisation comes with a raft of benefits, ranging from increased funding to the ability to provide the best possible care to your residents.