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The CDCS gang rocking the LASA NATIONAL CONGRESS 2016!!

New podcast up continuing our look at the business of aged care. This week Kell and Carrie are discussing collaboration and how working effectively with other organisations can be of benefit. https://wp.me/p5hcf9-wP

This week Carrie and Kell look at the benefits of aged care services taking a Collaborative Approach as we continue looking at what makes good…

'Organisations that support the mental health and wellbeing of staff see improved productivity and workplace recruitment and retention'. - Beyond Blue

Mental health charity beyondblue has launched a practical guide for health services to introduce a workplace mental health strategy within their organisations.
New plan to support East Arnhem Land communities to establish an Indigenous aged care service.

Our take on cultural safety practices and plans, what they are, what they should contain.

As a recognised multicultural country you would think that cultural safety in aged care would be something that everyone is aware of, but are they?

Keeping as active as possible is so important to maintaining independence. Will be interesting to see the results of the trial and recommendations on how Support Workers can be trained to assist people as part of an 'active ageing' and wellbeing model of care

An innovative wellness program piloted in the Commonwealth Home Support Program is delivering positive results for both clients and staff.

Larrakia Aged & Disability are advertising for a Program Manager in Darwin Check out the position online at: https://www.seek.com.au/job/34151195…

Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation are seeking an experienced Aged & Disability Care Program Manager to join the team in Darwin, NT.

This is great news for rural and remote clients.....After much feedback about the challenge of connecting clients with MyAgedCare the Department have now announced a new way of establishing 'representatives' (regular and authorised)

See following link and fact sheet for more info!
Regards, the CDCS team

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Our latest podcast is out. We continue our series on the business of operating an aged care program, this week talking with Donna Cross about Strategic Planning, something that she is well versed in. http://wp.me/p5hcf9-wg

A Strategic Plan is an all-encompassing, significant plan, that usually covers a period of three to five years and focusses on taking your service forward.

Following feedback on AUSkey access issues, the Commonwealth Dept. of Health is promoting VANguard Federated Authentication Service (FAS).
This is an alternative secure way to access the portals that can be used by both government and non-government organisations.
This may be of help to those organisations struggling with incompatibility issues between their internal IT systems and AUSkey.

Improving the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

Interesting reading.

Some older indigenous Australians, particularly those living in remote areas, face challenges in accessing My Aged Care which risks reducing their take-up of services, a national audit has found.

East Arnhem Regional Council are currently advertising for an aged care coordinator to be based at Gapuwiyak. Check out the position online at:

Closing Date: 4 June 2017 Location: Gapuwiyak Designation: Level 4 $64,830.69 - $70,140.70 (plus allowances, superannuation & subsidised housing) Full Time Fixed Term 12 months

East Arnhem Regional Council are currently advertising for a case manager at Galiwin'ku.
Check out the details on their website

Closing Date: 7 June 2017 Location: Galiwin'ku Designation: Level 5, Step 1 - $72,967.36 (plus allowances, superannuation & subsidised housing) Full Time Fixed Term 12 months

The latest podcast in our series on the business of operating a successful community based aged care service is now on iTunes or you can check it out on the website. http://wp.me/p5hcf9-vW

Continuing our series on the business side of operating an effective aged care service. This week we look at understanding your product. Once you have…

The proposed merger of CHCP and HCP's has been pushed back to July 2020.

The Federal Government’s proposed merger of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and home care packages has been pushed back until July 2020.
An independent authority with broad ranging powers will be created next year to oversee the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme, the government announced in Tuesday’s budget.

Is the move towards a casual staffing model necessarily a bad thing? There are pros and cons for both organisations and staff of using a casual staffing model.

Many home care service providers are turning to casual employment to ensure flexibility in meeting client needs and managing budgets. In a competitive, consumer driven…