6 Expert Cleaning Tips to Reduce the Risk of Infection

6 Expert Cleaning Tips to Reduce the Risk of Infection

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the standards associated with cleaning an aged care facility, or providing home based care cleaning services in the community, especially since the spread of COVID-19, you are not alone. As the Approved Provider of an Aged Care...
Toolbox Talks – Let’s not become complacent

Toolbox Talks – Let’s not become complacent

When was the last time you presented or participated in a toolbox talk? Hopefully your answer was “sometime in the last month” at the very least, as staying up to date with safety information is an important aspect of providing quality care. We’ve borrowed...
Understanding Wellness and Reablement in Aged Care

Understanding Wellness and Reablement in Aged Care

There are a number of benefits to having adult daughters studying university subjects from home; not only do I get cups of tea and coffee brought to me in my home office, I also learn lots of new and interesting things. This week it was the difference between...
Sanitiser Sanity

Sanitiser Sanity

There’s concern that the sudden overuse of hand sanitisers during the current pandemic in our attempt to protect ourselves from COVID-19 may be creating an environment where antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms can emerge. Over the past few weeks we’ve...
If it’s not on – it’s not on!

If it’s not on – it’s not on!

For those of us who were teenagers or young adults in the 1980’s and 90’s there is one slogan that probably still rings in our memories that was used to promote Safe Sex, especially in the very scary onslaught and impact of HIV-AIDS as it spread across the world....
Access to Aged Care – Are we doing enough?

Access to Aged Care – Are we doing enough?

One of the concepts woven through the aged care quality framework is that aged care is accessible for all people who need it. But what does that mean? What makes up accessible aged care and what are the barriers that organisations need to consider to ensure that aged...
Individual COVID-19 Action Plans for Seniors

Individual COVID-19 Action Plans for Seniors

As things start to ease up with COVID-19 movement restrictions, we’re seeing borders opening again and more people moving around, returning to some semblance of normality — in most States of Australia anyway. But the outbreak and subsequent return to lockdown for...
Vaccination – it’s not for me, it’s for you

Vaccination – it’s not for me, it’s for you

What’s so important about immunisation or flu vaccines? In the past, I haven’t really considered getting a flu vaccination – after all, I am healthy and have no underlying health conditions. If I get any sort of cold or illness I tend to shake it off...
Outbreaks – Coming to a Place Near You?

Outbreaks – Coming to a Place Near You?

Citizens in Melbourne are now experiencing a scary ‘spike’ in COVID-19 cases, with community-based transmission in play and Government agencies treating this as a major outbreak. Premier Daniel Andrews stated it is ‘a civic duty’ to be tested as Health Workers...