The world marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons as we reckon with the disproportionate and severe impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on older persons around the world – not only on their health, but on their rights and well-being.
Today is a day to thank, honour, recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in the aged care industry across Australia. Aged Care Employee Day is designed to celebrate each and every team member involved in the journey of caring for people who receive aged care services– from the nurses and care workers, to the cooks and hospitality teams, to the drivers, cleaners and laundry employees, to the volunteers, to the leisure and lifestyle officers and administration teams.
Aged care tips #1 Residential Aged Care Today we begin our aged care ‘tips’ series to assist you with compliance, effectiveness of you practices and systems, and efficiencies.
Aged Care Workforce Retention Grant On Monday, the Department of Health published the Aged Care Workforce Retention Grant, opening it up for submissions.
The Benefits of Pet Therapy for People Living with Dementia You’ve probably seen plenty of seeing-eye dogs and other service dogs over the years. But did you know that animals can also be hugely beneficial for people living with dementia? Pet therapy is now being integrated into many dementia care strategies for this reason, so read on to learn about how this type of therapy works, and why it’s so beneficial.
What’s in a name? Should people living in aged care services be called ‘consumers’? From ‘resident’ to ‘consumer’, to ‘customer’ and ‘client’… what do we call people receiving aged care services?
Advanced Care Planning during the Coronavirus pandemic As well as being important for ongoing coordinated care that supports consumers’ choices and decisions, Advance care planning is an important part of a coordinated response to pandemics such as COVID-19 (Australian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza 2019).
Where to access Coronavirus COVID-19 training for your aged care or home care organisation To best support your organisation, please read on.