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Aged Care

How will the rise of Home Care impact Residential Care Providers?

As elderly Australians are asking for choice in their care decisions, a trend is developing towards Home Care and Supported Living Models for low care scenarios. This is evidenced in home care packages nearly doubling over the last 10 years. Source (Older Australians At a Glance – Australia Institute of Health and Welfare ) Not only

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Community

Operation Drought Relief

  Tonight 23 road trains are rolling into Condobolin, coordinated by Rapid Relief Team, bringing urgently needed supplies to drought affected farmers in NSW. They are carrying 1000 tonnes (2000 bales) of hay worth over half a million dollars. As the convoy nears the end of the long 3000+ km journey from Western Australia we’d like

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Aged Care

Four items that Aged Care Facility Auditors won’t miss

As an aged care provider you may be outsourcing a number of key service areas that aged care auditors cover when they visit your site. They may include food prep, laundry services and last, but not least, your chemical supplier. It’s easy to let such outsourced service areas slip, particularly if you are not directly

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Entertainment

The Hidden Costs

It’s the number crunching time of the year, where hospitality outlet managers are predicting and planning the next year’s targets. Arming themselves with a myriad of charts, excel spreadsheets and WHATIF formulas, they pound the life out of their calculators, in search of extra dollars they can send to the bottom line. Strategically plotting their way,

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Aged Care

A Guide to Consumable Procurement

There’s no easy solution to consumable procurement in any industry, but there are a few tips which will save you resources when sourcing supplies for your aged care home. Find the balance Order too frequently, and you’re wasting time with multiple paperwork processes. Order too infrequently and your stock holdings will be too large for

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Aged Care

The Power of Intergenerational Learning

A childcare centre combined with a retirement home? Seriously? Yes. It’s not the first time this idea has been floated with astounding success. Seattle and Eagen both have current practicing centres where elderly residents, some suffering from dementia, and children are regularly interacting and developing relationships. Primarily, the program stimulates the elderly residents by providing enriching relationships and interactions

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