21
Jun 17

Engaged staff are the key to high quality Mental Health services – but how?

Author:Sasha Eden

Research has clearly shown that happier staff are more productive. When we are interested and challenged by our work, believe in the vision of the organisation, and are empowered by our leaders, we put more energy into bringing that vision to life. We personally invest in the team’s collective success and own the challenges along … Continue reading Engaged staff are the key to high quality Mental Health services – but how?

06
Jun 17

Becoming an aged care employer of choice

IRT Group is an aged care provider operating in NSW, ACT and QLD. We have 2,400 employees and operate five business units; residential care, retirement living, IRT at Home, IRT Catering and the IRT College, our training company.   Becoming an employer of choice was not something we intentionally set out to do. Rather it … Continue reading Becoming an aged care employer of choice

11
May 17

Upskilling carers for the formal workforce

Author:Jayne Ryan

Demographic changes, an ageing population and a mobile workforce present many challenges for the community services workplace. More jobs are being created in the health and disability sector, particularly with the arrival of the NDIS, and in order to attract and retain a skilled workforce, we need to look outside the box. Shortages in the … Continue reading Upskilling carers for the formal workforce

02
Nov 15

Linking Quality Aged Care with Employee Job Quality

Australian aged care policy, as in many other OECD countries, has been centrally concerned with improving the quality of aged care services. Yet in most of the policy debates and discussions about care quality we hear little about the workers who provide that care, other than that they need to have the ‘right skills’ or … Continue reading Linking Quality Aged Care with Employee Job Quality

08
Oct 15

Will a New Minister Mean Cuts to Aged Care Spending?

Just over a week after Christian Porter was appointed as the new Minister for Aged Care, there has been another change to the portfolio. Minister for Health and Sport, Sussan Ley has now taken responsibility for the role, bringing aged care back under the Department of Health for the first time since 2013.  In the … Continue reading Will a New Minister Mean Cuts to Aged Care Spending?

20
May 15

Aged Care – Quality Above & Beyond Compliance [ebook]

“Systems awareness and systems design are important for health professionals, but they are not enough. They are enabling mechanisms only. It is the ethical dimensions of individuals that are essential to a system’s success. Ultimately, the secret of quality is love…” – Avedis Donabedian, 2001 Ann Wunsch, Executive Director Operations at Australian Aged Care Quality … Continue reading Aged Care – Quality Above & Beyond Compliance [ebook]