Skilled Refugees Fill Staffing Demand at Aged Care Home

Princes Court's Mildura team celebrate their two new physiotherapists from Lebanon

Two refugees from Lebanon have joined a Mildura aged care home as full-time physiotherapists. The new staff members were hired through recruitment agency Talent Beyond Boundaries, which specialises in finding employers for skilled refugees and displaced people. Princes Court Homes CEO Jenny Garonne said having full-time onsite physiotherapists would mean better quality care for residents… Continue reading Skilled Refugees Fill Staffing Demand at Aged Care Home

New Recruitment Program Boosts Aged Care Staff During COVID-19

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A new program is boosting the aged care workforce with ex-customer service staff who became unemployed during COVID-19. The Residential Aged Care Visitation Assistant program is already being implemented in Victorian aged care facilities, having trained nearly 148 people from the hospitality, tourism, and airline industries to support residential aged care staff during the pandemic.… Continue reading New Recruitment Program Boosts Aged Care Staff During COVID-19

New Technology Could Reduce Aged Care Pressure Injuries

A new technology could be the answer to reducing pressure injuries in aged care homes. Since mid-2019 the computer visioning technology PosiSense has been helping staff at St Sergius Aged Care to reposition residents in their beds on time, in order to avoid pressure injuries. A small sensor attached to the ceiling above a resident’s… Continue reading New Technology Could Reduce Aged Care Pressure Injuries

Dementia Simulation Training Boosts Empathy in Dementia Care

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Dementia Simulation Training is giving people a confronting glimpse of what it’s like to live with dementia, in order to promote more compassionate care in Australia. It’s about time. Last year the Aged Care Royal Commission identified the need for dementia care as one of the main reasons people enter residential aged care. It also… Continue reading Dementia Simulation Training Boosts Empathy in Dementia Care

Royal Commission Values Aged Care Volunteering

From 2021 more government funding may bolster aged care volunteering in Australia, if Royal Commission draft recommendations are followed. Recommendations from the Royal Commission’s Council Recommendation 51 of 124 recommendations from the Royal Commission’s Council Assisting calls for specific changes to “promote volunteers and volunteering in aged care to support older people to live a… Continue reading Royal Commission Values Aged Care Volunteering

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