CD018 Holiday Planning – How do Your Staffing Levels Look?

CD018 Holiday Planning – How do Your Staffing Levels Look?

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...
Casualisation of the Community Care Workforce – A Necessary Evil?

Casualisation of the Community Care Workforce – A Necessary Evil?

Many home care service providers are turning to casual employment to ensure flexibility in meeting client needs and managing budgets. In a competitive consumer driven environment, responsiveness, timeliness in responding to need and value for money all become even...
Chemotherapy & Cytotoxic Waste – Care in the Home

Chemotherapy & Cytotoxic Waste – Care in the Home

Just recently, a friend of the family commenced chemotherapy. After receiving the cocktail of chemicals, designed to kill cancer cells, she was sent home to recuperate. This is common – who wants to remain in hospital anyway? What concerned me though, was the...
CD018 Holiday Planning – How do Your Staffing Levels Look?

CD007: Bringing Your Team Along – HCP Reforms 2017

In this week’s episode, Carrie and Kell look at bringing your team along. Shining the spotlight on ‘who’ in your organisation needs to know ‘what’ in the lead up to the Home Care Package reforms that will be introduced on 27th February 2017. Additionally, Carrie and...
Care Worker Shortage? – Think Laterally

Care Worker Shortage? – Think Laterally

Statistics have shown that in our ageing society, there is a looming issue… care worker shortage! For many aged care service providers, this is already a concern. Attracting staff who have the necessary qualifications, as well as aptitude for the role, can be...
Training Needs Analysis – Proactively Upskilling Your Staff

Training Needs Analysis – Proactively Upskilling Your Staff

The Training Needs Analysis – measuring skill sets and knowledge for a proactive approach to aged care training and coaching. Generally, when we commence working with a new organisation we conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with care staff and the coordinator....