Long Road, Short Road – The tale of two horses

Long Road, Short Road – The tale of two horses

Two weeks ago I fractured a rib; somewhat painful and an injury I could have done without. Explaining the situation to Carrie, all I had to say was “horse”, backed up by the “don’t worry, I’m okay, really… I can still sit and type – I...
Professional Development – Bringing Your Team Along

Professional Development – Bringing Your Team Along

If professional development is something that is viewed as ‘only for senior staff,’ then the organisation is selling itself short. While it’s great that support workers or supervisors are undertaking certificate-level aged care training, this should be...
The Personal Development Plan – Building A Better You

The Personal Development Plan – Building A Better You

The environment in which we work is transforming rapidly. In the next decade, change will be a constant companion. With an ageing demographic and changing community expectations, services will need to adapt and prepare to meet new challenges. Managers and coordinators...
Training Needs Analysis – Proactively Upskilling Your Staff

Training Needs Analysis – Proactively Upskilling Your Staff

The Training Needs Analysis – measuring skill sets and knowledge for a proactive approach to aged care training and coaching. Generally, when we commence working with a new organisation we conduct a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with care staff and the coordinator....
The benefits of having a mentor

The benefits of having a mentor

When I started out working as an aged care coordinator there was so much that I didn’t know. Actually I wasn’t aware of what I didn’t know, which meant I didn’t even know what questions I should be asking! I was fortunate to find a mentor who...