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Mental Health And Ageing

Mental Health And Ageing

Monday, February 15, 2016

More than 20% of adults aged 60 and over live with a mental or neurological disorder, according to data from the World Health Organization. The data also shows that often mental health problems for older individuals are not being diagnosed by healthcare professionals, making this figure potentially much larger. The stigma surrounding mental illness means […]

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What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You Before Your First Day On The Floor?

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You Before Your First Day On The Floor?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

We sat down with our aged care training staff and asked them about their experience in the industry. This time, we got them to reflect back to starting in the industry with “What’s do you wish someone had told you before your first day on the floor?” “That aged care would be the most rewarding […]

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What’s The Funniest Thing You Experienced While Working As An Educator?

What’s The Funniest Thing You Experienced While Working As An Educator?

Saturday, February 13, 2016

We sat down with a few of our early childhood trainers and asked them about their experience in the industry. Getting to the lighter side of early childhood, we asked “What’s the funniest thing you experienced while working as an educator?” One time a girl stopped mid-puzzle and turned toward me, looked me squarely in […]

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Are You Ready For A Promotion?

Are You Ready For A Promotion?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

You’re keen to become a leader of tomorrow, to take the next step into a more senior role…but how do you ensure your boss knows this? And once they know, how to do you ensure you’re ready? It takes planning and ambition to grow your career. Here are some tips for actions you can take […]

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What Two Aged Care Worker Qualities Do You Think Are Essential?

What Two Aged Care Worker Qualities Do You Think Are Essential?

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We sat down our aged care trainers and asked them about their experience in the industry. This time, we asked our close-knit team “What two aged care worker qualities do you think are essential?” “Compassion and caring, of course!”. — Karen “Patience and a good sense of humour.” — Sally “Empathy, compassion, flexibility.” — Cheryl […]

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What Does It Take To Be A Good Early Childhood Educator?

What Does It Take To Be A Good Early Childhood Educator?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

We sat down with a few of our early childhood trainers and asked them about their experience in the industry. We’re posting a series of their responses, starting here! This time round we asked, “What two qualities do you think are essential for an early childhood educator?” “A caring nature and a compassionate soul.” Ebonie. […]

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What’s The Most Touching Aged Care Story That’s Stuck With You?

What’s The Most Touching Aged Care Story That’s Stuck With You?

Friday, February 5, 2016

We sat down with our aged care trainers and asked them about their experience in the industry. This time, really pulled at the heart-strings by asking “What’s the most touching story that’s stuck with you?” “When one of my residents was extremely upset one day as she thought that her son had passed away (which […]

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Top Tips For Preventing Falls

Top Tips For Preventing Falls

Thursday, February 4, 2016

It is only natural for young children and babies to explore their environment. As they become more inquisitive and mobile, the risk of falls and bumps increases. Pre-school children quickly develop the ability and confidence to reach great heights, yet they don’t have any fear or understanding of the dangers of their explorations. According to […]

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Top Three Tips For Building Confidence

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Feeling confident is not something that comes naturally to everyone. Even the most confident person can experience nerves before a big presentation or key meeting. Here are some tips on how to speak and present yourself with confidence. Know your audience Think about the knowledge and experience of the people in your audience: Do they […]

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Top Tips For Surviving Summer And Preventing Heatstroke

Top Tips For Surviving Summer And Preventing Heatstroke

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Even though it’s already February, it often feels like the warm weather is sticking around longer. According to the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel , older individuals are more prone to heat stress than other age groups because their bodies find it more difficult to adjust to a sudden or prolonged temperature change. They are also […]

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What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You Before Your First Day?

What Do You Wish Someone Had Told You Before Your First Day?

Monday, February 1, 2016

We sat down with a few of our early childhood trainers and asked them about their experience in the industry. You can also read back on the heart-melting responses to “What’s the cutest thing a child has ever said to you?” This round, we asked “What’s do you wish someone had told you before your […]

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