Key Considerations for Standard 3: Care and Services

Standard 3: Care and Services has a focus on the way providers must deliver care and services to older people and is underpinned by Standard 1: The Person of the Strengthened Aged Care Standards. Meeting the Standard 3: Care and Services is paramount for ensuring the provision of person-centred, trauma-aware, and healing-informed care and services […]

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2024 Federal Budget Announcement

Finally the highly anticipated budget is out! But do you think the expectations for our sector were met or missed?   In our view, Dr. Jim Chalmers faced quite a balancing act with this latest budget, especially considering the challenges facing sectors like aged care, health, retirement living, and social services. While there was anticipation for […]

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Key Considerations for Standard 4: The Environment

The aim of Standard 4 is to prioritise the safety and well-being of older individuals in both community and residential aged care settings. Standard 4, known as “The Environment,” is closely linked to Standard 1, “The person.” Standard 4 ensures that older individuals are provided care in a secure, supportive physical environment that caters to […]

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Key Considerations for Standard 3: Care and Services

Standard 3: Care and Services has a focus on the way providers must deliver care and services to older people and is underpinned by Standard 1: The Person of the Strengthened Aged Care Standards. Meeting the Standard 3: Care and Services is paramount for ensuring the provision of person-centred, trauma-aware, and healing-informed care and services […]

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Key Considerations for Standard 2: The Organisation

Standard 2: The Organisation sets out the responsibilities of the Governing Body/Board in meeting the requisites of the Strengthened Aged Care Standards. The Governing Body/Board holds the responsibility for ensuring the delivery of safe and high-quality care and services. This responsibility is manifested in the organisation’s strategic direction, plan, and accountability matrix. The key concepts […]

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The Power of Belonging

Why Inclusive Leadership Drives Successful Change Management In the dynamic landscape of organisational change, leaders face the daunting task of steering their teams through uncharted waters. Whether it’s implementing new technologies, adapting to regulatory reforms, or navigating industry shifts, effective change management requires more than just strategic planning—it demands a deep understanding of human psychology […]

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Dispelling Myths and Unveiling Benefits – Third-line Risk and Assurance Programs

All Residential and Home Care services are required to ensure the safety, well-being, and dignity of the older people they support. To achieve this, robust risk and assurance programs are essential. However, misconceptions often shroud the effectiveness and necessity of third-line risk and assurance programs in aged care settings. Lets debunk these myths and shed […]

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Aged Care reform transformation planning – 8 reasons why you might fail

Transformational leadership is a style of leadership that inspires and motivates employees to perform beyond expectations. Leaders in aged care right now must perform as transformational leaders and create a shared vision and a sense of purpose among their followers, and they need to enable them on a journey which has significant VUCA. VUCA stands […]

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Improving the Dining Experience: Beyond Food Costs

While food costs are a crucial aspect to consider, there are several key actions that providers can take to elevate the dining experience beyond just the financial aspect. By focusing on these essential elements, we can truly make a difference in the end-to-end experience of older people in your care. Enhancing the Dining Experience through […]

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Summary of Final Report of the Aged Care Taskforce

The final report of the Aged Care Taskforce was published last night, but does it provide all the answers we are looking for? Where do you go from here as a Provider? In analysing the recommendations, it is evident that several recommendations introduce new approaches or emphasise specific aspects to enhance the aged care sector. […]

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