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Assisting a Person to Shower

Assisting a Person to Shower

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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The Somerset Care Group – launch the hub

The Somerset Care Group – launch the hub

The Somerset Care Group is one of the major care providers in Southern England and one of the largest not-for-profit care companies in the UK. Recently, the Somerset Care Group signed a 3-year contract with Altura Learning to help transform their approach to staff...

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Digital Leadership in Social Care Programme

Digital Leadership in Social Care Programme

Digital Leadership in Social Care Programme  The National Care Forum and Skills for Care have created a digital leadership programme specifically for registered managers working in social care. They want to develop this with registered managers to make...

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Authoring Courses with Bridge

Authoring Courses with Bridge

Technology can enable us to deliver on many of the benefits of education. Best of breed learning management systems such as Bridge can ensure that specific content is targeted to the right audiences. Bridge helps authors to create content rapidly and make...

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Job Advert – Digital Marketing Manager

Job Advert – Digital Marketing Manager

You are a strategic thinker... a born communicator... and have a passion to build something great.An exciting opportunity exists for a Digital Marketing Manager to join our dynamic team in Belrose NSW.Situated on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Altura Learning is...

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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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