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Getting more iron in older age

Getting more iron in older age

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Iron is a nutrient that is important for individuals of all ages. It’s important for aged care workers to know that getting more iron in older age is essential for good health The role of iron is to regulate some of our vital bodily functions. Iron aids in maintaining healthy enzymes, producing energy, transporting oxygen […]

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Robotics in aged care having an impact

Robotics in aged care having an impact

Healthcare Technology

What we used to see in the movies is now becoming a reality, with robotics in aged care having an impact in the aged care industry in a big way shortly. Whether it is for providing a higher standard of living for residents in facilities or in creating a more manageable workload for carers, robotics […]

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Dealing with depression in aged care

Dealing with depression in aged care

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Did you know, according to research 1 in 3 residential care residents suffers from depression? If you are in or working towards a career in aged care, understanding the risk factors, symptoms and what to do is vital. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that Australian men aged over 85 have the highest […]

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An overview of arthritis for aged care workers

An overview of arthritis for aged care workers

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Arthritis isn’t just a condition affecting older individuals, however it is more likely to affect older Australians, in particular those who are female. This overview of arthritis for aged care workers can help you know what to expect and how to help. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, arthritis affects less than 1% of […]

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Fun ways to create memories in Queensland for those aged 65+

Fun ways to create memories in Queensland for those aged 65+

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

As aged care workers, your job is to take care of, not only the physical but also the mental and emotional needs of your clients. One way of doing this is by helping your clients to create new and fun memories. There is no shortage of activities in Queensland for over 65s, but to save […]

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Why fibre is so vital for your aged care clients

Why fibre is so vital for your aged care clients

Elderly Health and Lifestyle

Nutrition is important at every stage in life, and it’s certainly vital to eat well for good health as we age. Working in aged care part of your role might involve assisting older Australians with their shopping, cooking or eating. This means you can help them to make healthy choices for their bodies.   The […]

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The changing landscape of aged care in Australia

The changing landscape of aged care in Australia

Student Resources

If when you think of aged care you think only of aged care facilities, the changing landscape of Australia’s approach to aged care might surprise you. The focus for aged care’s future it on providing a range of options for the many unique older Australians who are set to need it. Our ageing population is […]

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9 must-know job interview tips

9 must-know job interview tips

Student Resources

Job interviews can be daunting – but they can also be a fun challenge! If you’ve recently completed your course, job interview preparation is a must. Read the following tips to make sure you go into your next job interview confident and prepared. Your dream job could be just around the corner! 1. Prepare. Prepare. […]

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Aged care careers for work life balance

Aged care careers for work life balance

Student Resources

We all want a job we can be passionate about and enjoying going to, but it’s important that we have the time to enjoy our personal lives too. Personal lives come in all shapes and sizes, so what works for some won’t work for others. Aged care provides a range of career options that can […]

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