With over 1.80 billion people currently active on social media around the world, savvy aged care providers can leverage this growing audience to connect with prospective customers and engage with staff, care recipients and their families. To explain how social media can be used as an effective marketing tool, iCareHealth has put together a guide to assist aged care providers to determine which platforms best suit their organisation and why.Read more >
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Engineers in Japan have launched Robear; a high strength robot with the face of a friendly bear, designed to lift immobile aged care residents.Read more >
A two-year La Trobe University study has investigated how older Australians wish to be treated within the aged care system.Read more >
The debate around mandated nurse-to-resident ratios in aged care has continued, after Senator Glenn Lazarus offered his support to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s campaign to have mandatory levels introduced.Read more >
Australian home care workers must receive better training and conditions in order to reform the system, according to a New Zealand Professor.Read more >
Organisational psychologist, Warren Senn, has explained how aged care workers can best manage toxic personalities in their workplace.Read more >
An audit of all government funded aged care workforce programs is being undertaken to determine if there are any gaps or duplications in the sector, Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield has stated.Read more >
The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) has launched a national registry for Australian home care workers, creating a verification system for the sector.Read more >
The Victorian WorkCover Authority has provided tips to help prevent some of the most common causes of injury for staff in residential aged care facilities.Read more >
The number of people aged between 65 and 84 years is expected to more than double by the year 2050 and eventually, over 3.5 million older Australians will come to rely on aged care services. A larger, well-trained and well-qualified aged care workforce will be needed to cope with the demands of the ageing population so now, more than ever, aged care organisations are encouraged to make their employees’ skills and career development a priority.
In this post, we explore how a greater focus on staff training and development is essential for improving recruitment and retention, as well as ensuring that people receive the best care and support.Read more >