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From top to bottom

Thorough assessments are essential for building individualised care plans. When performing a head to toe assessment, a person-centred approach encourages greater communication between nurse and the person being assessed. A head to toe assessment is a systematic review of a ...

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Going for broke

Three quarters of baby boomers are worried they will not be able to afford healthcare as they grow older, courtesy of the economic crisis. Beverley Head reports. A survey of 6000 Australians between the ages of 45 and 64 took ...

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Honouring the human spirit in aged care

Residential and community carestaff in a large Victorian provider are being trained in providing spiritual care to seniors. While many children across Australia are excited and looking forward to Santa’s arrival on Christmas Day, others in our community are awaiting ...

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A helping hand up the ladder

Darragh O Keeffe reports on one organisation’s individualised approach to encourage staff training and career progression. Rae Harrison’s career path is pretty indicative of the can-do attitude that prevails at Villa Maria, the Victorian provider of disability, education and senior ...

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