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Tissue Viability: Pressure Injuries

ACC are proud to present the upcoming course Tissue Viability: Pressure Injuries. This course defines and describes types of pressure injuries, how they develop, their treatment and most importantly, how you can play a role in preventing them.

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Recognising and Responding to Abuse

ACC proudly present their new course Recognising and Responding to Abuse which develops greater awareness of common types of abuse, whilst examining the carer’s role in recognising and reporting signs of possible abuse.

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Medication Management: A Framework

ACC are proud to present their course Medication Management: A Framework designed to familiarise staff with their role in medication management using a systematic approach, which ensures both the safe use of medications and quality outcomes for the older person.

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Infection Control: An Introduction

ACC are proud to present their course Infection Control: An Introduction, detailing the key principles of good infection prevention and control. This new ACC course teaches how infectious agents spread and identifies simple precautions for use in the home environment.

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Infection Control: An Overview

ACC are proud to present their course Infection Control: An Overview which explores how infectious agents spread and identifies simple precautions which you can use to control, prevent and reduce the risk of infection.

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Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

ACC proudly present their new course Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace. This course identifies what constitutes bullying and harassment in the workplace, how you can play a role in preventing these behaviours and explores how you should respond.

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Five of the Best Social Activities for Seniors

Although you may not enjoy getting older, there are several perks. Now that your children are grown, and you’re no longer working, you finally have more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. For example, you could explore new hobbies. Unfortunately, some senior citizens do their hobbies, alone, failing to interact with others. As a result, they suffer from isolation, which can also affect both their physical health and mental well-being. Here are Five of the Best Social Activities for Seniors.

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10 Ways Care Organisations Can Improve Customer Service

When running a successful care organisation, your care staff are constantly dealing directly with people in their most personal and often private moments. From companionship to personal care, it’s important to always show compassion and empathy to those you are caring for and adapt quickly to their needs. Here are 10 Ways to Improve Customer Service at Your Care Organisation.

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Privacy and Confidentiality

Via ACC on demand, explain legislative requirements and the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality as well as principles around information sharing. 

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The Power of Active Listening: How to show Empathy and Understanding

Communication is never easy. Taking a thought from your mind, translating it into words, and then having those words heard, and properly interpreted into meaning by another person is going to be difficult under the best of circumstances. One way to make the process easier, though, is for the listener to be active. Active listening is about more than hearing the words someone is speaking; it’s about being really and truly involved in the conversation.

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The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Weight in Older Age

No matter your age, maintaining a healthy weight must always be of the utmost importance when considering your overall health and progress. While the process of aging may lead to some fluctuations in weight, having an overall healthy body weight ensures that you are leading a better lifestyle. 

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Fire Safety for Older People: How To Make Sure You Are Prepared

Fires are a serious danger, but those over the age of 65 are even more at risk. According to The Federal Emergency Management Agency, seniors are more than twice as likely to die in a fire as the general population. Once a senior gets over 85, that risk quadruples. So, while fires pose a risk to all of us, it’s important to make sure there are precautions in place to protect seniors in particular in the case of unexpected combustion. Here is some great advice about fire safety for older people to keep in mind.

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Understanding How Dogs are Helping Those in Aged Care

Whilst it used to be nearly impossible to find an aged care organisation that would allow people to move in if they owned a pet, the Times are changing. Today there are many organisation that invite people to live with their pets, and even some that have a full time ‘dog on duty’. While we’re only just beginning to understand how dogs are helping those in Aged Care there’s no denying the improvements people experience when there’s a dog in their life.

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Healthy and Happy: The Importance of Celebrating Life Milestones

We cherish special life milestones like birthdays and anniversaries for a reason. They represent continuity and growth, the unbroken threads that shape a person’s life. They are a sign of triumph over adversity, of strength, and of hope, particularly in the later years when they represent decades of experience. The importance of celebrating life is reflected in physical and mental health, community and family relationships and a healthy self-concept. Each of these is essential to an optimal quality of life, and here’s how they work.

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Tips for Improving Communication with Those in Care

Communication is and will always be, an integral part of everyday life. Good communication can positively impact relationships, while bad communication can absolutely destroy relationships. Positive patient-centred communication with those in aged care is especially important. Patients who can positively communicate with their loved ones are able to maintain their dignity and self-esteem, and they experience lower stress levels.

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3 Key Challenges Facing Aged Care in Australia

Despite being one of the more rewarding professions out there, admittedly, aged care comes with its fair share of challenges. Professionals in this industry are not immune to these changes, especially with a dearth of funding and resources available.

However, this means it has become more important than ever to look to the future and understand what the challenges are, and prepare accordingly.

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Positive Impact: Why Grandparents are key to Children’s Development

Grandparents fill an irreplaceable role in a child’s development: Pillars of wisdom and sources of support, they possess a unique understanding of a family’s history and traditions. They love their grandchildren with unconditional affection that matches that of a child’s own parents, and though some families are separated by distance or circumstance, being able to connect with a grandchild frequently fosters a relationship that can influence a child to define values, flourish in self-confidence and strengthen the bonds of family. Here is why Grandparents are key to Children’s Development.

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