Family and Stakeholder Meetings

Family and Stakeholder Meetings

One important area of developing a care plan for a person is recognising family members or significant others in their lives who are either providing direct care and support to the person, or who are actively interested in ensuring the person gets the best care to...
The Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Grandfathered Clients

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Grandfathered Clients

For a couple of years now we’ve been wondering when services would be required to add unregistered, ‘grandfathered’ clients to the My Aged Care portal. After all, the information in the My Aged Care portal assists the Government in planning for future aged care needs,...
Conversational Assessment

Conversational Assessment

Have a think about a time that you were applying for a loan or looking to make a large purchase. If you’re around my age, it’s probably occurred a few times through your life. Now consider how the person ‘interviewing’ you, or trying to help you get what you wanted,...
Diversity – the ‘Invisible’ Factor

Diversity – the ‘Invisible’ Factor

‘Diversity’ – is this just a fashionable new-age term in the aged care sector, up there with the likes of ‘person-centred’, ‘inclusion’ and ‘individuality’? And in what context does it apply when we are talking about care and support as a worker or provider in...