Neglect Is Still Abuse

Neglect Is Still Abuse

Neglect is also a form of Elder Abuse. How many elders have been seriously injured or have died as a result of staff or family carers neglecting to provide essential care and support to a vulnerable person? Now, when I talk about neglect I am not referring to those...
Residual Current Devices – Do you really need to use them?

Residual Current Devices – Do you really need to use them?

Last Sunday was the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, so this week we thought we would cover off on a topic relevant to community aged and disability workers – the use of Residual Current Devices when providing home care services. I was recently asked by...
Supporting Vulnerable Clients over the Christmas Period

Supporting Vulnerable Clients over the Christmas Period

Did you realise that it is only just over six weeks till Christmas? Sorry, that was a bit unfair. Now you’re probably panicking about your Christmas shopping list and wondering how long it will take for something to arrive if you order today off eBay! But put those...
CD019 Holiday Planning – Is Your Service Ready?

CD019 Holiday Planning – Is Your Service Ready?

In this series, Carrie and Kell look at Holiday Planning for Aged Care services in rural and remote areas. It’s all about doing some preparation. We’ll be looking at client-related issues, staffing areas, organisational or service-level tasks and finish up with...
Emergency Management Planning for Rural and Remote Aged Care Services

Emergency Management Planning for Rural and Remote Aged Care Services

We are approaching the Wet Season in the northern parts of Australia and the hot Summer time in Central and Southern States. This can be a time of torrential downpours or searingly hot winds depending on where you live and work, and that’s just on a normal day. But...