Aged Care

Aged Care

What does Palliative Care mean for Aged Carers?

0 Comments   Posted: 05/06/15   by Luke Imbong

Palliative Care Training Courses in Aged Care We Australians rarely talk about the final days of life, particularly our own. Aged care work usually involves providing assistance to the elderly and help them lead active lives, but sometimes it also means you will help patients prepare for death. End of life care, known as palliative Read the full post

How to do Reflective Writing for Aged Care

0 Comments   Posted: 03/06/15   by Luke Imbong

What is Reflective Writing? Have you been told to write a reflective essay for your aged care, disability or community care qualification? Don’t worry if you haven’t done it before, it’s more manageable than you think. Reflective writing is one of the assessment methods you’ll encounter as part of your aged care, disability or home Read the full post

National Palliative Care Week 2015: Why You Should Care

0 Comments   Posted: 22/05/15   by Luke Imbong

What is National Palliative Care Week 2015?

National Palliative Care Week 2015 When was the last time you talked about your death and your family’s future? If you can’t remember or haven’t talked about it at all, this is the week to discuss it. National Palliative Care Week 2015 runs across Australia from May 24-30 with the theme is “Dying to Talk: Talking Read the full post

What do Aged Care Workers do and how do I become one?

6 Comments   Posted: 20/04/15   by Luke Imbong

Aged Care Worker Job Description Aged Care is one of the fastest growing careers in Australia. The government estimates that there will be more than 50,000 job vacancies in the five year period until November 2018! Aged care workers have a variety of responsibilities depending on where they are employed. Carers can work in a Read the full post

Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Tips for Aged Care Workers

33 Comments   Posted: 01/04/15   by Luke Imbong

So you’ve completed your aged care course, what’s next? It’s time to put your skills to good use. Whether you’re applying for a position in an aged care facility, community center or as a home carer, you’ll notice that the major requirements are the same. You’ll need to submit a resume together with a cover Read the full post

Tips from Centenarians: How to Live A Longer Life

0 Comments   Posted: 19/02/14   by Natalie Hoerner

What would you do if you lived past 100? It’s not too far a stretch to say that a lot of people want to live forever. Many spend their lives looking for the mystery cure to aging, the magical fountain of youth. But what if the answer is simpler than we all think? The Australia Read the full post

Getting an Aged Care Work Placement

16 Comments   Posted: 26/09/13   by William Cowie

How To Get Aged Care Work Experience If you’re studying your Certificate III in Aged Care, you’ll be aware that you need to complete a vocational placement with an aged care provider. It’s necessary as this is the only place you can demonstrate a lot of the practical, hands-on skills you’ll be using every day Read the full post

Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Practice

0 Comments   Posted: 26/07/13   by Inspire Media

Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Practice

As part of the Aged Care Course, Certificate III in Aged Care, students are required to undertake HLTHIR403C – Work with Culturally Diverse Clients and Co-Workers. This is unit is designed to deal with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with people of differing cultures. Cultural diversity can be present in ethnicity, Read the full post

The Future of Dementia Part 2: Revolutionary NEW Dementia Treatment

0 Comments   Posted: 25/06/13   by Inspire Media

The Future of Dementia Part 2: Revolutionary NEW Dementia Treatment

Welcome to part 2 of Inspire’s 2 part series on dementia and Alzheimers! NEW Breakthrough in Dementia Treatment In a gated community is Weesp, just 30minutes outside Amsterdam in the Netherlands, is a revolutionary, purpose built, 24-hour, care facility for people with dementia, Hogewey. Hogewey is setting new standards and raising the bar for dementia care. Read the full post

The Future of Dementia Part 1: Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Australia

0 Comments   Posted: 25/06/13   by Inspire Media

Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Australia

Welcome to the part 1 of Inspire’s 2 part series on Dementia and Alzheimers! • Part 1 will look at dementia units studied within aged care, what dementia is, and the differences between dementia and Alzheimers, symptoms, causes and care options for those with dementia. • Part 2 will investigate the revolutionary new breakthrough in the Read the full post

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