Manual Handling and ‘Best Practice’

When it comes to Manual Handling, does “Best Practice” simply mean more staff to ease the load?  Not necessarily. In a world of increased bariatric presence in our Hospitals and Aged Care facilities, we have to work smarter not harder, particularly as securing funding for extra staff is a perpetual conundrum. The Vendlet Bed Turning

Can Aged Care Providers reduce falls and costs at the same time? Yes.

Finding the right balance between providing quality aged care and minimising costs is hard. Especially now, amidst what is arguably the most turbulent decade in the history of the Australian aged care sector. As we head towards post-COVID times we will start to leave behind one type of uncertainty to be faced with another, more

COVID-19: Safety Tools for Infection Control

A complication of COVID-19’s viral infection is respiratory compromise, notably poor oxygenation and in worst cases, respiratory failure. Positioning in prone, or belly down, improves oxygenation. Use of training schedules, even for persons not intubated and in severe respiratory failure, have shown anecdotal benefit during this pandemic. Proning slings are ideal for turning to sideways

Creating a More Comfortable Environment

A recent report Professor Alan Pert in “The Conversation” addressed the idea that architecture, or the way that a property is built, might be able to change the way that people feel. According to Pert, some people are naturally more sensitive to the way a place feels than others. This is an aspect of the

Understanding The Link Between Care, Consumers and Ageism

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All consumers have rights, no matter their age. Unfortunately, the older that people get in today’s society, the more likely it is that they’ll be brushed aside and ignored. Studies throughout Australia and the world continue to suggest that today’s seniors aren’t getting the respect they deserve from aged care providers. This is one of

Why Longer Lives Are a Reason to Innovate, Not Celebrate

It’s time for a significant change in our thinking when it comes to things like health, care and housing. People are living longer, and older individuals are increasing in quantity around the world. This means that we need to think carefully about how we can reduce the health inequality that exists around the world and

Will Tech Transform Quality of Care?

Increasingly, experts are beginning to see the value of technology in the healthcare environment. In fact, it seems as though technology has a part to play in various aspects of the health space, from aged care operations to the delivery of crucial services.  The Aged Care Industry Information Tech council suggests that the right technology

Leading Elderly Living Architect Revealed

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Leading design firm for Australia, Thomson Adsett has recently earned the accolade of being the number one architect in the world for Elderly Living solutions.  Building Design featured Thomson Adsett as the leading provider of aged care living solutions in their World Architect 100 survey. This document offers an insight into more than 1,400 practices