Welcome to the March 2017 edition of Engage   

Thanks to all of you who took the time to provide feedback regarding our first edition in February - your encouraging & positive reviews about the newsletter are greatly appreciated. The open & click through rates certainly brought a smile to my face! If you missed it, you can download a copy of February edition here.

This month we feature a range of topics including Falls, Staff Performance, Sexuality & the elderly, Governance challenges, ‘Green’ procurement, Nutrition, Coroner's Court case findings 

I would like to recognise & thank our advertisers in this edition:

Finally, a reminder to secure your position in our Conferences coming up on May 10 & 11 2017 in Melbourne (click on links below for further information & to register). 2 for 1 delegate registration special now available on all conferences.

Wayne Woff - Manager, Total Aged Services

This Is How You Identify A-Players During a Job Interview
This Linkedin article from Mitchell Harper outlines 7 questions you can use in your interview process to give you a much better chance of finding and hiring A-Players read more 
Environmental product declarations to change the landscape of green procurement
From FM Magazine - The introduction of environmental product declarations (EPDs) is set to differentiate products and provide clarity in (green) procurement. It will be interesting to watch the businesses that are setting the new benchmark with published EPDs … read more
Featured Event: Facilities Management in Aged Care Conference
The 2 day FMAC Conference was first presented in 2014 & is focused on assets, maintenance, infrastructure, OH&S, buildings, technology, sustainability, innovation, utilities, and much more. The event brings together a diverse range of plenary sessions as well as an extensive trade exhibition.
This event qualifies for 12 CPD hours under the AHPRA requirements for relevant health professionals
Click here for more information
The Residential Aged Care (RAC) Communiqué
This is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in Residential Aged Care settings. It is a resource for educating and motivating staff to make resident care safer. For the latest edition –  click here To subscribe,  click here.
Staff engagement and upskilling enhances job, care quality
From the The Australian Journal of Dementia Care - Direct care workers form the majority of the aged care workforce & are critical to the future of the aged care sector. The Quality Jobs Quality Care Project, based at the University of South Australia was a partnership between the university, a union and three aged care providers that aimed to investigate job quality for this group … read more
Physical therapy is boring - play a game instead

Who doesn't love TED Talks? This one by Cosmin Mihaiu is a short 6 min video on physical therapy - making it less of a chore and more of a game, click here for full details

Free presentation! 

Whilst a few years old, this presentation on “Mentoring & coaching for optimal performance” is well worth a look ...

And Finally ...

From Canada … The high cost of falling down: Why falls are an overlooked health crisis …  Read more

80 per cent of employees in health care and social assistance are female, and the gender divide appears to be deepening ... Read more

Hidden carers: the sixty-somethings looking after parents and grandchildren …. Read more

From the Better Boards website (full of great resources on governance issues), comes an article titled “Difficult Conversations About Director Performance” …. Read more 

Sexuality and people in residential aged care facilities: A guide for partners and families … Read more

Nutrition & the Elderly - "As Japan Ages, Menus Adapt to Finding the Gourmet in Purées" …. Read more

Upcoming Events
March 16-17
Leaders Summit, Syndey - click here for details
March 24
Diversional Therapy Australia Workshop, Melbourne - click here for details
March 30
NED Victoria - IDC Insertion & Care of the IDC/SPC, Melbourne - click here for details
April 7
SACS Consultanting - Evidence Based Perfomance Management Masterclass, Melbourne - click here for details
April 19
Aged Care Industry Association (SA), Incident Reporting and Investigation Skills for RNs, Adelaide - click here for details
August 16-17
Dementia + Recreation National Conference, Melbourne - click here for details

 Wayne Woff - Manager | Total Aged Services | M 0422 484 209 | F 03 8648 0638   office@totalagedservices.com.au  |   www.totalagedservices.com.au

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