Mental Health in Older People – Mental Health Day 2019

Mental Health in Older People – Mental Health Day 2019

Thursday October 10th is World Mental Health Day 2019. The World Health Organisation notes that mental and neurological disorders make up 6.6% of the total disability of older adults aged 60 and over. Additionally, approximately 15% of adults aged 60 and over suffer...
Supporting Vulnerable Clients over the Christmas Period

Supporting Vulnerable Clients over the Christmas Period

Did you realise that it is only just over six weeks till Christmas? Sorry, that was a bit unfair. Now you’re probably panicking about your Christmas shopping list and wondering how long it will take for something to arrive if you order today off eBay! But put those...
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....
Food Safety – Cooling and Reheating Food Safely

Food Safety – Cooling and Reheating Food Safely

Ensuring you and your kitchen staff follow the correct food safety guidelines is an important part in keeping elderly and vulnerable clients healthy. As a person ages they become more susceptible to the negative impact of food poisoning, which can be deadly for the...