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...
“You did what?!” – The Right to Choose Risk

“You did what?!” – The Right to Choose Risk

Do you ever wonder what Donna and I discuss apart from projects we’re working on? Here’s an example: Carrie: Mum called me yesterday, she’d had to go out to the Telstra shop to sort out her new internet account. Fair enough, she felt it was easier and faster...
Activity Risk Management in COVID-19

Activity Risk Management in COVID-19

Risk management planning for activities just got a whole lot harder with the COVID-19 outbreak. Where we used to simply need to look at the physical issues that related to an activity (for example, perhaps the daily temperatures, the physical environment that the...
The Ticking Clock – Advance Care Planning

The Ticking Clock – Advance Care Planning

I can’t remember who said that famous quote…”time waits for no man (or woman)”, but I’m sure many of you out there have heard it and probably know its origin. I don’t think there are too many people on this planet who don’t feel the seemingly innate ‘tick’...
Technology for Seniors in a COVID-19 Environment

Technology for Seniors in a COVID-19 Environment

Have you noticed the rapid shift that many seniors have had to make into using new technology over the past two months? I look to my own mother as an example. At 83 she has embraced the changes, some with more enthusiasm than others I have to admit, but still, as...