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Training and Education

Education Opportunities for Employees

Clinical Experience

Best Practice Dementia Care Research

 

Education Opportunities for Employees

  • ACFI
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Behavioural Management Techniques
  • Behaviour Management
  • Bullying/Harassment
  • Communication
  • Computer / IT Training
  • Chemical Handling
  • Continence Management
  • Death and Bereavement
  • Dementia Care
  • Depression, Dementia and Delirium
  • Diabetes
  • Elder abuse
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Fall Prevention
  • Fire, OHS and Emergency Training
  • Food Safety and Handling
  • Infection Control
  • Manual Handling
  • Management
  • Medication Management and Administration incl. drug calculation
  • Nutrition / Hydration
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain Management
  • Respecting Patient Choices
  • Staff Orientation
  • Sexuality in Older Persons
  • Wound Management

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Clinical Experience

As one of Australia’s largest aged care providers, we feel that we have a duty to assist the next generation of aged care workers to develop the passion we have to provide the highest levels of care to our elderly residents.

To achieve this we have formed alliances with quality educational providers to provide clinical experience to students who are studying aged care. We assist them to learn under the supervision of our qualified staff. We also collaborate with university research and teaching projects to continually improve our practice.

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Best Practice Dementia Care Research

We engaged McCarthy Psychology Services to conduct a pilot program implementing best practice dementia care in three of our facilities. The project commenced in July 2013 and will conclude in December 2014.

The project addresses several aspects of the care environment:

  • Clinical care
  • Social care
  • Physical environment

We conducted a three day training program to introduce the staff to the project.

Already the project has seen key goals achieved: Reductions in use of antipsychotic medication, improvements in staff communication with residents, increased resident wellbeing and improvements to the physical care environments.

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