At KeepAble we understand the importance of being able to access contemporary and tailored professional development for those working within the aged care sector. In collaboration with service providers, we have created a range of bespoke professional development resources to enhance the knowledge and skills of assessors, coordination, and support staff when working with clients to help regain and maintain independence and autonomy for as long as possible.

Bitesize professional development

The iLA KeepAble team has worked with service providers and Regional Assessment Services to develop bitesize learning modules and supporting materials that will assist staff to understand the importance of adopting this way of working, and the pivotal part it plays in enabling older people to stay at home for longer.

Review the different modules and access the free downloadable materials.

Service providers undertaking professional development
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See and hear support videos

We have created a series of short videos on what an assessor might see and hear during a home assessment that indicates a client requires a referral to Allied Health, and how to translate what is seen and heard throughout an assessment into the support plan. Watch the videos, download support material, and take the quiz.

e-Learning module training

Intro to e-Learning and why we are doing this for CHSP The iLA KeepAble team is developing engaging and informative e-Learning modules that enhance the knowledge and skills of those working in the aged care sector. The short, interactive modules provide tips and learnings based on authentic experiences, which can be applied by learners to empower those they support to live independently for as long as possible.

Completing the e-Learning

Latest News

The aged care industry is currently undergoing major reform. Consequently, aged care is a hot topic in the media. Here we’ve rounded up some of the most recent industry news.
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    Funding extension for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme
    The funding for existing Commonwealth Home Support Programme service providers from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 will be extended. This will help organisations plan for their future resource, service delivery, and staffing needs. Find out what you need to do, who is eligible, and how to keep you informed.
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    Improve workforce planning
    Residential aged care and home care service providers can apply for free, independent and confidential advice to improve workforce planning. Se how here.
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    Ageing is not the problem. How we deal with it is
    Pru Goward is a former sex discrimination commissioner and NSW Liberal minister. She is a professor at Western Sydney University and a director with Taylor Fry, data analysts and actuaries. In September 2020 she wrote this opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald. Click here to read more.
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    Muscle loss can cause a range of health problems as we age – but it can be prevented
    Here’s a sobering fact: you can lose up to 40% of your muscle mass between your 20s and your 80s. The on line news forum Conversation UK explore how to prevent muscle mass loss as we age. Click here to keep reading.
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    Ageing at home: Too little choice for older Australians
    A discussion paper by the National Ageing Research Institute said the aged care industry assumed older Australians either had secure and appropriate housing or lived in residential aged care. Click here to read more.

Australian Government, Department of Health – wellness and reablement resources

We’ve rounded up the latest DOH resources and sites developed by the Australian Government to support wellness and reablement. Click on the images below to find out more.
More Good Days website
CHSP Reablement Community of Practice forum
Make sure you sign up to the Australian Government Department of Health More Good Days Community of Practice, an online forum to enable CHSP service providers to engage with other CHSP service providers.
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Wellness and reablement resources
A collection of practical guides and tools produced by the Australian Government Department of Health to help CHSP providers embed wellness and reablement approaches. See more on their website.
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Australian Government – 11 podcasts on Wellness and Reablement
This is a series of podcasts around the subject of Wellness and Reablement entitled – ‘Joining the dots’.

Popular news articles

Here are some must-read news articles relevant to the aged care sector.
Marcus Riley
Wellness must be at the core of our future aged care system
Marcus Riley discusses the case for a genuine commitment to embedding wellness into the aged care industry. Read his article here.
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Purpose is the difference between existing and living
A wellness and reablement approach to ageing sees older adults setting purposeful goals for how they wish to live, to help regain and maintain independence and autonomy, for as long as possible. Click here to read more.
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Protecting older Australians during COVID-19 update
The Australian Government accepted and has acted on all six recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on COVID-19 as previously announced in October 2020.
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Purpose is the difference between existing and living.

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