Those of us who work in the aged care sector often use a lot of acronyms. Sometimes we describe the care and support we provide to clients by referencing a program, such as saying someone is receiving CHSP support or they're on a Home Care Package, but we often don't...
There are a number of benefits to having adult daughters studying university subjects from home; not only do I get cups of tea and coffee brought to me in my home office, I also learn lots of new and interesting things. This week it was the difference between...
Maybe it’s the combination of having both ‘Personal Care’ and ‘Clinical Care’ in the one standard that makes this a tricky Standard to unpack. I know some of you don’t provide clinical care, but stick with me here. Both types of ‘care’ are really important in helping...
Sometimes in aged care we look at what we are doing for someone and view that as the outcome for the individual. The client is getting a shower and therefore improving their hygiene, or they are getting a good meal and thereby maintaining their nutritional health; but...
As a coordinator or manager of a service, you are often under pressure to ‘get the job done’ and I see many people becoming task focused to the exclusion of all else. I recognise that clients may need assistance to shower, have their clothes washed and meals cooked;...
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