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So, what does Occupational Therapy look like in Residential Aged Care?

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Jul 2020

So, what does Occupational Therapy look like in Residential Aged Care?

By Sam Shannahan What a great question! If you had asked me at the end of last year it would have been quite a different answer. The pandemic has created a new kind of normal for life as an OT. Covid-19 has certainly influenced many allied health professional roles, with many roles switching to telehealth or even AHPs being made redundant. Thankfully for OT’s in...

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Jul 2020

The good news story we’ve been waiting for…

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 throughout Australia, our team has been agile and very much in an ‘all hands on-deck’ mode in order to work with government rulings as well as working closely with our clients to minimise impact. To date, our team of highly trained allied health professionals has shown in times of great adversity, just how integral they are to the care and...

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My Story: how I found the career of my dreams in Aged Care.

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Jul 2020

My Story: how I found the career of my dreams in Aged Care.

By Tiffany Goodall Living the dream! It was happening! I couldn’t believe I was accepted into my Masters of Physiotherapy and could finally fulfil my dream of becoming the Sports Physio for the Australian Cricket Team. Although I enjoyed my hospital placements at Uni, I knew a hospital career wasn’t for me. Working in Aged Care did not cross my mind once. It was private...

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Jun 2020

Top 5 Interview Tips: how to get your interview mojo!

By Michael McGookin With upcoming graduations on our minds, we thought it was time to speak with one of our recruiters! Interviewing for a new role can be stressful, so we wanted to eliminate some of that stress by sitting down with our Victorian Recruitment Consultant, Michael McGookin to get his tips. Mike joined our team in the second half of 2019 with a sales...

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Meet Lilian!

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May 2020

Meet Lilian!

Lilian is one of our fabulous Dieticians who works in Residential Aged Care facilities across Adelaide, SA. Lilian commenced as a new graduate Dietician with us in early 2019 and has become a central part of our dietetics team! We were lucky enough to steal some of her time to hear what her job is like and what her favourite part of it is as...

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The challenges of working as an Occupational Therapist

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May 2020

The challenges of working as an Occupational Therapist

By Samantha Shannahan I love being an Occupational Therapist. I hope you have gathered this from my previous posts. But the reality is that being an OT is not all sunshine and rainbows! The two challenging areas I want to focus are dealing with Death and Emotional Exhaustion. As OTs, we dedicate our time and energy to assist someone else to achieve their goals, but...

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Wihanli’s Crazy Fridays!

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May 2020

Wihanli’s Crazy Fridays!

We are lucky enough to have incredible people in our team who genuinely want to see positive change in the lives of others. One of those people is Wihanli, an Occupational Therapist in Warrnambool, Victoria! You may have seen some of Wihanli’s photos showcased on our social media and today, we bring you the story of her Crazy Fridays (as well as some of her...

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Workplace Culture – what does it really mean?

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Apr 2020

Workplace Culture – what does it really mean?

By Sally Marwe (People & Culture Manager) My personal interpretation; workplace culture is an intangible, collective feeling within an organisation, guided by policies, values and internal processes that contributes to overall employee happiness, performance and retention. A healthy workplace culture breeds positivity, productivity, engagement, loyalty and wellness. For an organisation with an unhealthy culture, the opposite can be true. I’m so excited to be able...

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Meet Tiarna!

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Apr 2020

Meet Tiarna!

Tiarna is one of our amazing Occupational Therapists in the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Tiarna has been practicing since her graduation in 2017 and is now one of our Senior Therapists! If you’re unsure of what working in aged care is really like as an allied health professional, then stay tuned to our #MeetUs series where we ask our clinicians questions that you’d like to know!...

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