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’...
Lifestory Work In Action

Lifestory Work In Action

Last week, we looked at the negative impact of not knowing a person well, how lack of insight into their history and habits can lead to an adverse outcome. This week I want to review the positive side of understanding the consumer of aged care services better and how...
Case Management and Care Coordination in the remote setting

Case Management and Care Coordination in the remote setting

In a remote setting, the aged care coordinator becomes the Case Manager as well as the care coordinator, two tasks that consume much of the remote coordinator’s time. This is often primarily due to the need to assist a client with many of the administrative or...
Improving Your Aged Care Service – one small step at a time.

Improving Your Aged Care Service – one small step at a time.

One of the concepts that should be embedded in the psyche of the management and delivery of aged care support is the idea of continuous improvement.   “A great accomplishment shouldn’t be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward. –...
Seven steps to writing a care plan

Seven steps to writing a care plan

Some people find the idea of writing a care plan (particularly a Consumer Directed Care plan) daunting however it needn’t be. Let me see if I can break down the process so it’s a little easier to understand.     Firstly, the essence of any care...