Are You Using the Aged Care ‘Dirty Words’?

Are You Using the Aged Care ‘Dirty Words’?

Come on, you know what they are: lovey dearie old fella oldie the old fart you old folks young man or young lady over the hill The ‘dirty words’ are those that attach an ageist attitude towards older people. After all, I take offence at the young cashier at the...
Cultural Safety Plans

Cultural Safety Plans

Culturally Safe Practices and Cultural Safety Plans; what are they, and why they are necessary? As a multicultural country, many of Australia’s citizens originate from a variety of countries around the world (It is estimated that over 20% of Australians were born...
Quality of Life – the ATSI Flexi

Quality of Life – the ATSI Flexi

I was interested to hear a talk presented by the Quality Agency recently on their discovery that the compliance rate of residential care services was above 95% in meeting the aged care standards. But what was more interesting were their observations about Quality of...
Police Checks in Aged Care

Police Checks in Aged Care

Most people working in aged care will be aware of the need for staff and volunteers to obtain a Police Certificate or to undergo a Police Check. These checks help an organisation to protect and to minimise the risk, to the best of their ability, to vulnerable people....