Are you complying with the Food Standards Code?

The recent incidents of food contamination with needles in strawberries and other food highlights the importance of safe food handling, particularly for the most vulnerable members of our community. As we age the efficiency of our immune system, organs and other body systems declines, leaving us increasingly vulnerable to food-borne

Are you up to standard? If Not, Why Not?

With the recent announcement of changes ahead for the accreditation reviews and audits system, it will place pressure on a care home to always be ready for that unannounced visit from the regulator. This factor can no longer be held in the hands of the management and leaders of the

Building Better Partnerships in Care

Providing care to a loved one can be a stressful time in a person’s life. A recent survey of the personal carers spectrum identified that many of the unpaid family carers of our elderly are also carers of their own children or grandchildren. I am referring here to mainly Baby

Thinking and leading through your heart takes courage.

There is a great saying that goes ” The more I learn, the more I realise what I don’t know”. One great example of this was the movie magic of the Wizard of Oz. The sublime messages of finding self through having a brain, needing a heart and the courage

Suffering and Dementia

I chose this title because I know what reaction it will receive from those within the public leadership roles in dementia care. It is the use of these words that needs some attention and some balance as we experience an increase in the numbers of people entering care services that

[AUDIO] Dr Drew at Mix FM – Ageing in the New Age

Listen as Drew drops in to talk to Mark & Caroline at Mix FM about his new book  Buy the Book Here

Book Launch: Ageing in the New Age: A Survival Guide for Baby Boomers

I am proud to announce that my new book has just been published. Harnessing my life’s work and passion for aged care, Ageing in the New Age: A Survival Guide for Baby Boomers is a book that I hope people will use as an education and planning tool for themselves and their

5 of the Most Common Mistakes Organisations Make that Result in High Staff Turnovers

“Intention to stay” – What plays a huge factor in staff leaving? The question should be – What is their intention to stay? With all the red tape that comes with this industry, organisations can lose sight of what is one of the most important factors when managing a positive

Middle Management (Feeling like the meat in the sandwich)

Most organisations have a set of principles and values that assist in guiding staff as a collective towards reaching the vision, mission and values statement of the organisation. Usually these are the aspects of Values Leadership, something that is asked of all staff to perform at a certain level culturally, and

A Focus on Functional Care.

It is most excellent to see the push for a more multidisciplinary team approach in the residential aged care and community care environments, but do we have our focus completely right and are we focused on the right client for best outcomes? The ageing population is a global phenomenon that


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