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Giving back dignity to dementia

Giving back dignity to dementia

Monday, November 29, 2021

In aged care, over two thirds of people living in residential care have cognitive impairment that is considered moderate or severe. With this in mind, having a thorough understanding of what dementia is and how we can support people to live with dignity is essential for those working in the aged care sector. Did you […]

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Enhancing the aged care workforce with traineeships

Enhancing the aged care workforce with traineeships

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The new year is coming and now is the time to start considering how you will succeed and grow professionally in the coming year. Familiarising yourself with aged care traineeships could be a good place to start. An aged care service requires high quality aged care workers to thrive. Finding skilled, knowledgeable carers to join […]

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Could education be the secret to ageing well?

Could education be the secret to ageing well?

Monday, November 15, 2021

When we read interviews with the oldest living people in the world, everyone always wants to ask ‘What is your secret?’. However, research suggests that there may not be just one silver bullet to feel good and live a long life, rather a combination of factors. Some of these factors we can’t control, such as […]

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Using experience to upskill

Using experience to upskill

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Did you know that you can leverage your experience, passion and caring instinct and turn it into a meaningful and fulfilling career?   For many, caring for others comes naturally. An innate ability to recognise someone’s needs and an in-built desire to help them and ensure they are okay. In many instances natural carers take […]

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Certificate III in Individual Support – Different streams for different careers

Certificate III in Individual Support – Different streams for different careers

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Starting fresh with a new career begins with finding the right qualifications to meet your goals. A Certificate III in Individual Support is the perfect place to start for those seeking a fulfilling career where you can make a difference every day. Growing older, many of us will need to have a helping hand to […]

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National Carer’s Week 2021

National Carer’s Week 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Each day across Australia carers are doing valuable work supporting those who are in need. This week is National Carer’s Week — the perfect opportunity to take the time to reflect on just how vital the role of carers is in our communities. In fact, carers are crucial to our health care system and underpin […]

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World Mental Health Day 2021: Self-care for learners and workers

World Mental Health Day 2021: Self-care for learners and workers

Thursday, October 7, 2021

An international day dedicated to raising awareness and promoting mental health education, World Mental Health Day takes place on Sunday 10 October. In 2021, the World Mental Health Day theme is Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality. What better time to reflect on mental health and its impact, particularly during the […]

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Considering a career change? Switch to aged care

Considering a career change? Switch to aged care

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

For many who are working or have worked in a career in the care sector, it’s hard to imagine doing a job without a sense of purpose. Care careers add meaning to your life and are fulfilling in a way that not many other career paths can offer. Working as a carer, you still might […]

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Assisting elderly residents to embrace technology

Assisting elderly residents to embrace technology

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Throughout elderly people’s lives, technology has advanced dramatically. From breakthroughs that saw humans land on the moon, developments on the medical front and the introduction of the internet, technological progress has set a rapid pace. Fast forward to today and video calling with people across the globe is easily and instantly achievable from the comfort […]

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Keeping aged care residents connected to loved ones

Keeping aged care residents connected to loved ones

Sunday, September 5, 2021

For many aged care residents, aged care workers – either in residential care or home care – may be the only people they have seen in quite some time. Unfortunately, there are many elderly people who are not visited by family or friends, or perhaps do not have family and friends to visit them. The […]

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Home care and the changing face of aged care

Home care and the changing face of aged care

Monday, August 30, 2021

For many ageing Australians, staying at home and living independently for as long as possible is a top priority. In fact, each year more Australians are choosing home care as a means of continuing to enjoy life in the comfort of their own homes and familiar surroundings. We spoke with the team at Home Instead, […]

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Leadership in the aged care sector

Leadership in the aged care sector

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

By Heleni Bagiartakis, Strategic Growth & Partnerships Manager at Catalyst Education As seen on LinkedIn, published 12 August 2021.  It is unquestionable – the age care sector is facing the greatest overhaul in its history. For decades, many strong, admirable and even inspirational leaders have steered the course for hundreds of thousands of older people […]

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Royal Commission recommends Certificate III as minimum qualification

Royal Commission recommends Certificate III as minimum qualification

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety launched in 2018 with the purpose of reviewing aged care services in Australia. Earlier this year, it released its final report, including 148 recommendations as part of reforming and improving the aged care system. Among the recommendations is to make a Certificate III in Individual Support […]

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Health and wellbeing for personal care workers

Health and wellbeing for personal care workers

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aged care and personal care workers play an amazing role in the lives of others; not only supporting their daily needs, but lighting up their days with company and compassion. Caring for others is rewarding, and to sustain your energy as an aged care or personal care worker you also need to prioritise your own […]

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Changing careers and finding meaning in the aged care sector

Changing careers and finding meaning in the aged care sector

Monday, August 9, 2021

The career you choose, or fall into, when you first enter the workforce is probably not going to be the career you are in throughout your lifetime. For many, careers can take twists and turns including stints in a variety of different sectors. For 15 years, Ming Choo was a chef at one of the […]

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Aged care – more than just a job

Aged care – more than just a job

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The average person is likely to spend around a third of their time at work over the course of a lifetime. Sure, this figure is approximate and will vary from person to person, but whatever way you look at it most of us will spend a hefty amount of our life in our job. With […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in the elderly community

Seasonal Affective Disorder in the elderly community

Sunday, July 18, 2021

For some people the seasons have a greater impact that simply preferring one to the others. In fact, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) means that the weather can have a notable effect on mood, mental health and even physical health. For older individuals, including those who may already have health concerns, SAD can be challenging. It’s […]

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Skilling to make a difference in an essential sector

Skilling to make a difference in an essential sector

Monday, July 12, 2021

When you embark on aged care qualifications, you are not just training to get a job — you are training to make a difference. The impact quality aged care workers have is far-reaching, with the ability to make a difference for the lives of many, including the elderly, their families, others entering the sector and […]

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Supporting your team to upgrade aged care qualifications

Supporting your team to upgrade aged care qualifications

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

It is said that any organisation can only be as good the people within it, and this certainly includes organisations in the aged care sector. A high-quality aged care facility needs well-trained employees who are committed to compassionate care and supporting the health and wellbeing of the elderly. While many aged care workers are naturally […]

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Combatting loneliness in aged care

Combatting loneliness in aged care

Monday, June 28, 2021

For many elderly people living in residential care facilities or at home alone, loneliness can be overwhelming. In fact, the Royal Commission into Aged Care found that many aged care residents are feeling lonely. As well as being mentally distressing, research has shown that loneliness can have a serious impact on physical health too. Since […]

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Improving staff recruitment in aged care

Improving staff recruitment in aged care

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The need for staff to fill the increasing number of aged care jobs across Australia continues to grow with the demand for aged care services. It’s not just more workers required to support the aged care sector — high quality, well-trained aged care workers are needed to deliver exceptional care for all. The aged care […]

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Languishing – the mental health ‘in-between’ of the pandemic

Languishing – the mental health ‘in-between’ of the pandemic

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Over the last year many have experienced the pandemic and post-pandemic blues. People have reported feeling “in limbo”, “drained” or even just feeling “meh”. While these aren’t what many might typically think of as mental health struggles, they are valid and real challenges that are being faced. The word that has been noted globally as […]

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Strengthening relationships in aged care

Strengthening relationships in aged care

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Living in residential care should be a space that feels like a community. To build a strong and happy community, a focus on strong relationships is essential. For many residents in aged care, the aged care workers within their care facility are among the only people they see and interact with. The relationship between aged […]

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Dementia advocacy within the aged care sector

Dementia advocacy within the aged care sector

Friday, May 28, 2021

Living with dementia is a reality for an estimated half a million Australians. While the exact number of people with dementia is unknown, what we do know is that the impact is far-reaching for those who have it and their families. According to Dementia Australia, around 250 people are being diagnosed with dementia each day […]

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Federal budget reveals more aged care training

Federal budget reveals more aged care training

Friday, May 14, 2021

The recent Federal Budget revealed a $500 million expansion of the government’s Job Trainer program, with opportunity to train a further 33,800 aged care workers over the next two years which could go a long way in alleviating staff shortages. Residential aged care and home care services have reported shortages of quality staff for some […]

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Upskilling, reskilling, and enhancing the aged care workforce

Upskilling, reskilling, and enhancing the aged care workforce

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Shaping a sector to reach its full potential requires a balance of factors. The sector itself needs to be underpinned by thoughtful policies and funding. Aged care workers need to be confident and capable in their ability to provide compassionate care. Employers need to be committed to not only maintaining but lifting the standard of […]

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Support with experience: Short Courses Manager

Support with experience: Short Courses Manager

Friday, May 7, 2021

Training, supporting and guiding people who are new to a sector or upskilling within a sector requires the knowledge and skills that come with experience. That’s why Selmar aged care trainers all have a story to share about their own careers in aged care prior to becoming a trainer. Selmar aged care trainer and short […]

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Your guide to a career in aged care

Your guide to a career in aged care

Sunday, May 2, 2021

The aged care sector needs dedicated individuals to help shape the future of care. We need to ensure our elderly citizens are looked after with the compassion and respect that they deserve. If you’re considering a career in aged care, you’re in the right place! Stay with us as we guide you through a rewarding […]

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Discover a career in Leisure and Health

Discover a career in Leisure and Health

Friday, April 30, 2021

There are many avenues for upskilling in an aged care career. One pathway well worth considering is upskilling with a Certificate IV in Leisure and Health. This lifestyle-focused area of specialised care is a powerful way to have a notable positive impact on the lives of ageing individuals or those living with a disability. You […]

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The valuable role of home care

The valuable role of home care

Friday, April 23, 2021

Home care can mean the difference between an elderly or disabled person having to move out of their home into a care facility or being able to stay in the comfort of their home. Home care is highly valuable to those requiring care who want to continue living at home. It is also a valuable […]

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