Why Do We Need New Aged Care Standards?

Why Do We Need New Aged Care Standards?

In July this year, those of us working in the aged care sector will experience yet another phase of the reform process. All government-funded aged care services will be assessed against a new set of aged care standards. Some of you may be asking ‘why do we need a...
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...
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...