Dementia Wellbeing & Care During Isolation

Dementia Wellbeing & Care During Isolation

At this time of COVID-19 and home isolation, care staff are probably finding family carers more stressed than usual. Increased levels of support are needed for them to provide care for the Person Living with Dementia (PLWD) at home. This is especially true for family...
Keeping the calm amidst the storm

Keeping the calm amidst the storm

Right now things are pretty crappy for a lot of people. All of us face restrictions on what we can do, who we can see, where we can go. Depending on where you are, things may also be very tight in terms of space and options for physical freedom. We are experiencing a...
Keeping On Top and Staying Strong

Keeping On Top and Staying Strong

Those of us working in the aged care industry are used to change. We’ve been adapting and modifying the way we operate to make things better for those who need our support as they age, but right now, we’re facing something that is forcing us to adapt and modify...
The Importance of Version Control

The Importance of Version Control

What’s the big deal with version control? Ever found yourself using an old version of a document, or perhaps faced with a number of different versions of the same document but weren’t sure which one you should be using? That’s why you need version control. Version...
Long Road, Short Road – The tale of two horses

Long Road, Short Road – The tale of two horses

Two weeks ago I fractured a rib; somewhat painful and an injury I could have done without. Explaining the situation to Carrie, all I had to say was “horse”, backed up by the “don’t worry, I’m okay, really… I can still sit and type – I...
Work Instructions – Do it like Ikea

Work Instructions – Do it like Ikea

I recently purchased a storage unit from Ikea – yes, that bastion of ‘ready to assemble’ furniture, which of course meant that I needed to put it together. Thankfully, the kit came with all necessary hardware, a basic set of construction tools and a set of...
Finding Your Inner Wall-E

Finding Your Inner Wall-E

In the consultancy work we do, one of the biggest challenges that organisations often seek some guidance around is the development, or review, of their policies and procedures and other related documents. Managers want to make sure that they have a structure in place...