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The Balancing Act | Duty of Care in Aged Care

The Balancing Act | Duty of Care in Aged Care

We often hear the term Duty of Care casually thrown around in the workplace, especially in the aged care setting, but what does it actually mean and how does it interact with Dignity of Risk? If you work in the aged or disability sector you have both a legal and moral...

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Organisational Sustainability

Organisational Sustainability

You know, sometimes you just shouldn’t eat that extra piece of cake: it can ruin a good thing! Similarly, you sometimes need to reject an offer or opportunity that comes across your desk. It might not be in the best interests of your organisation. We sometimes miss...

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What’s Your Message? | Communication in Aged Care

What’s Your Message? | Communication in Aged Care

I have a confession to make: you see, I have been fascinated with this thing we label as ‘communication’ or more specifically ‘messaging’ for a long time, probably because I have personally struggled in getting it right, and I know how critical good communication...

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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 Home...

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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 the term...

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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...

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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 received a...

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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. "If...

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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...

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