New framework released supports diversity for the aged

The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt released the latest framework saying that it reflects the government’s focus on customer engagement through personalisation of services, for everyone. “This Framework will help the aged care sector identify what it can do to drive cultural and systemic improvements that take into account our diverse population,” he says.

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Nominations for excellence are now open

Leading Aged Services Australia’s CEO Sean Rooney welcomes the opportunity to showcase the significant contributions that aged care services, teams and individuals are making in the service of older Australians. The awards will be judged at a state level across a number of categories, with the winners from each state progressing as finalists to the national awards which will be announced at the LASA National Congress in October next year.

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WA iSports dream of new premises unfolds

Join our partners, WA iSports Inc, on Saturday 9th December 2017, commencing at 12.00 at the Bunbury Football Club, Payne Park, to celebrate the construction of the new premises. Watch the building evolve over several hours, while trying your hand at Bocce, SNAG Golf, Cricket and Zumba. Refreshments including,a sausage sizzle, ice-cream van and coffee van will be available. The Opening Ceremony will commence at 3pm.

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Mature aged workers bring insight to the role of support worker

Listen to what Community Home Care, Chief Executive Officer, Sue Clements and CFAA graduate Dot Squire have to say about what mature aged people bring to the aged care sector. Home and Community Care is one of the largest aged care providers, employing over 100 staff, welcoming over 300 volunteers and are located in seven sites in the South West region, including Busselton, Bunbury, Donnybrook, Margaret River, Bridgetown and two sites in Collie.

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Talking about young carers

Hear the responses of young carer, Summer Widdup, Community Home Care CEO, Sue Clements and Disability Advocate, Josef Bandera about what young people bring to the aged care and disability services sectors. Expressions of Interest in our award-winning delivery of CHC 33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, commencing early 2018, are now open. Limited places available.

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Concern over imbalance in Aged Care Workforce Taskforce

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has expressed ‘extreme concern’ at the exclusion of representation of nurses and aged care workers on the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce. The ANMF are concerned that vital perspectives of front-line professionals, such as nurses and aged care workers who understand the complex conditions of the frail aged may not be heard.

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Relay for Life

Relay for Life was held at Bunbury Football Club, Payne Park on 4th November. Corporate First Aid Australia’s Jane Goff and Di Needham attended on a volunteer basis as first emergency responders. Our two highly experienced and capable nurses attended to multiple minor situations, including cuts and abrasions, and a whip injury from the tug of war activities.

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Training HQ Open Day

An Open Day was held on 26 October at Training HQ, located at 6 A/ B Victoria Street, Bunbury. Representatives from employment service providers, recruitment agencies and apprenticeship and traineeship companies gathered at Training HQ to celebrate the co-location of two private Registered Training Organisations, Corporate First Aid Australia and Combined Team Services.

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WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards

The CFAA team need no excuse to don the party frocks and we were ecstatic to glam up again, for the West Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards, held at Perth Hyatt Regency on Saturday night. A select group of finalists was selected from 350 entries. 

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Keeping in step with first aid training

At CFAA our team is always on the go delivering high-quality training to a wide range of clients at our location or at the worksite. Our nurses know just how important foot health is. CFAA’s Training Manager Dianne Needham recently delivered First Aid training to the friendly administrative team at South West Foot and Ankle Centre.

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