2018 – the ‘Year of Quality Care for All’

2018 – the ‘Year of Quality Care for All’

Contrary to common practice, the United Nations has not declared 2018 as the year for anything in particular, so that gives all of us the opportunity to dedicate 2018 to something meaningful that we can work towards. I’m not saying that past ‘International Years’ have...
Diversity – Peeling Back the Layers

Diversity – Peeling Back the Layers

In the last blog we discussed visible and invisible diversity, the differences, and the importance of understanding people as a ‘whole’. Today we’re looking at being a Change Agent and recognising how people and organisations have different layers of diversity....
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...
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...
Building Aged Care Support Networks in Your Community

Building Aged Care Support Networks in Your Community

How many times have you heard phrases like these? “It’s your responsibility”. “The person is an aged care client so you should be doing it”. ‘It’ being a multitude of supports that supposedly you, as the aged care coordinator, should be arranging for the individual...