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PCS and Altura Learning Partnership

PCS and Altura Learning Partnership

PCS and Altura Learning PartnershipWe are excited to announce the new strategic partnership between Altura Learning and Person Centred Software. Person Centred Software’s electronic care planning, monitoring and reporting system, Mobile Care Monitoring, is...

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Becoming Colleen – A Documentary by Ian W Thomson

Becoming Colleen – A Documentary by Ian W Thomson

 For LGBTI people, the prospect of having to 'come out' as they become more dependent in their later years can be quite frightening. The Rainbow of Difference video series, produced by Altura Learning in collaboration with Uniting, features people sharing...

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Recognising Changes in Client Needs

Recognising Changes in Client Needs

When you're working in the home care setting as a care/support worker, you may be the only person who sees a client on a regular basis. It’s expected that older people will have changes in their care or support requirements as they age or as their condition deteriorates so, as a home care worker, you are in the perfect position to recognise and act on these changes to ensure the person is supported appropriately.
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Update on the Annual Provider Information Return (PIR)

Update on the Annual Provider Information Return (PIR)

New information has recently been released from the CQC. As most people are aware, there has been significant talk about changing the Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a document all CQC providers have always had to complete, which usually comes around the time an inspection is due.
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Documenting in a Care Environment

Documenting in a Care Environment

Thorough and appropriate documentation is a fundamental requirement when delivering care or support to a person. Not only does poor documentation impact on resident care, it could also impact you personally and your organisation if your notes are examined in a court or during an inspection.
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Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

In our new course Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion we discuss the characteristics such as age, race, religion or sexual orientation that are protected against discrimination and how we can celebrate these characteristics.
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Abuse & Missing Persons: An Overview

Abuse & Missing Persons: An Overview

It’s estimated that 1 in 6 older people will be the victim of elder abuse and that figure is predicted to rise as the proportion of older people increases. Abuse may be perpetrated by family, friends or carers and can cause substantial physical and psychological harm to the older person.
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Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

First Aiders can provide basic life support to people with life threatening illnesses or injuries, in order to maintain their airway, breathing or circulation until they can receive full medical care.
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Antimicrobial Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship

In this Altura Talks segment, Margaret Jennings who is a Microbiologist and specialises in providing training to the aged care industry, provides an overview of anti-microbial stewardship and suggestions of strategies on how you may meet the new requirements.
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Code of Rights

Code of Rights

The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (also known as the Code) are designed to protect the interests of vulnerable people, including older people and those with a disability. The Code is a regulation under the Health and Disability Commissioner Act.
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Safeguarding: Adults at Risks

Safeguarding: Adults at Risks

It’s estimated that 1 in 6 older people will be the victim of elder abuse and that figure is predicted to rise as the proportion of older people increases. Abuse may be perpetrated by family, friends or carers and can cause substantial physical and psychological harm to the older person.
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New Aged Care Quality Standards Course

New Aged Care Quality Standards Course

The Single Quality Framework will replace the four current Accreditation schemes in July 2019. Both residential and home care providers will be expected to meet the requirements of the new Aged Care Quality Standards (ACQS) which has a much stronger focus on consumer outcomes.
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Media Training for NCF Rising Stars

Media Training for NCF Rising Stars

The NCF Rising Stars Programme is a unique opportunity for Registered Managers in NCF member organisations to develop leadership skills through an annual programme of mentoring and activities.
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