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28 days ago

8 New Years Resolutions for Seniors

Whether you're in an aged care setting, a carer supporting a client, a loved-one of an elderly person, or are just searching for New Year's resolution suggestions, we have come up with 8 New Year's resolutions to improve wellbeing. Resolutions to ...

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about 1 month ago

Clinician of the Year 2021: Tahlia Colebrook

Clinician of Year Award Our Clinician of the Year award recognises a clinician within our company who we feel has best exhibited our values, has shown great care with their clients, has received high commendations from their colleagues, and has de...

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2 months ago

Catch Up With Karen Leighton, Our EGM

We spoke to Karen Leighton, our friendly Executive General Manager, about life with Vivir Healthcare during and after lockdowns. Originally from Wales, Karen relocated to Australia in 2014. Since then, she has built on her expertise in recruitme...

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3 months ago

Osteopaths: A Vital Role to Play in Aged Care

Choosing an Osteopath to play an active role in the care and support of an older family member can significantly improve their happiness, wellbeing, and treatment outcomes. ​What can Osteopaths offer patients?Osteopaths receive a minimum of five y...

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5 months ago

NDIS Physiotherapy 101

​Physiotherapy has been proven to reduce pain, improve quality of life and support people to achieve their own personalised goals. Physiotherapy is so much more than giving a participant an exercise. At Vivir our physiotherapists are here to help...

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5 months ago

Vivir Learning Launches!

We are excited to announce the launch of your new Vivir Learning platform as part of our rollout to improve the overall Professional Development experience for our clinicians.​What is Vivir Learning?Vivir Learning is our new Learning Management S...

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6 months ago

Falls Prevention: Part ll

Read part one of our Falls Prevention blog series here.​Falls in Aged CareUnfortunately, due to the needs and health status of residents in aged care, falls are a common occurrence. Whilst most falls are preventable, it is inevitable that falls wi...

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7 months ago

Falls Prevention: Part l

What is a Fall? A fall is described as an incident where an individual inadvertently comes to rest on a level lower to them such as the ground (DHHS, 2017-2020). A fall occurring in an aged care facility is often categorised as a witnessed or unwi...

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8 months ago

Graduates: How to Apply for a Job in Healthcare

At Vivir Healthcare we provide opportunities for graduates to kick-start their career in allied health. While we openly offer the opportunity for the inexperienced to gain experience, we still find some graduates hesitant to as they’re uncertain...

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9 months ago

Diabetes in Aged Care

an ​Diabetes is a growing concern in the aged care setting. It is now estimated that up to 25% of residents in an aged care setting can have diabetes and this number is likely to grow due to our ageing population. What is Diabetes? Diabetes occu...

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10 months ago

Easter Activities For Seniors with Dementia

​Take Easter 2021 as an opportunity to brighten the day and mind of an elderly resident, friend or family member living with dementia.Becoming involved in festive activities can stimulate positive memories, encourage engagement and self-express...

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11 months ago

Podiatry Partnership Announcement

​Vivir Healthcare are excited to announce the expansion of our fully managed allied health services to now include podiatry. To deliver these podiatry services effectively, Vivir Healthcare have established a strategic partnership with ethical al...

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about 1 year ago

Free Ebook: Mental Health in Aged Care

Beyond Blue reported approximately 35% of residents in aged care experience mental health conditions, particularly depression. ​Mental Health and Caring for the ElderlyOur resident Occupational Therapist, Brittany Raux, has authored a whitepap...

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about 1 year ago

12 Ways You Can Bring Christmas Cheer to Your Facility

​The holiday season is a challenging time for some seniors, but with a little extra effort you can make it special for your residents. Christmas Activities for Seniors Here are 12 of our top activities to spread the cheer in your facility this ye...

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about 1 year ago

Aged Care Funding in Australia Q&A

Aged Care Funding 101For years our experienced Head of Shared Services, Michael Gaggiano, has navigated the tricky world of aged care funding and is now providing us with answers to some common questions he receives. So, if you’re searching for f...

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over 1 year ago

Building up the Physiotherapy Community

​Shabreena Mavi, one of our seasoned physiotherapists, details below how and why she takes her involvement in the physiotherapy community to the next level. Passion for physiotherapy & aged care I am an APHRA registered physiotherapist, curr...

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over 1 year ago

Physiotherapy: Beyond Building Physical Strength

​Working in aged care means an interesting, diverse and challenging caseload. As a physio, it is always most rewarding to use clinical skills to assist a person with physical recovery. After a significant stroke, in hospital Viktor* and his family...

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almost 3 years ago

International Women’s Day Reflections from our EGM

​To celebrate International Women’s Day, Vivir Healthcare held a competition for our team members to share their personal stories of women in their lives who inspire – Balance for Better.We have selected our winner’s stories to share with you. ‘Mo...

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about 3 years ago

What’s it like for new graduate OTs working in aged care?

​We asked our Senior Occupational Therapist, Jordan Labrooy, about what it was like to work in aged care as a new graduate. If you’re looking to develop initiative, a broad skill-set and open multiple career pathways, don’t miss what Jordan has to...

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about 3 years ago

The Importance of Occupational Therapy

​One of the services that Vivir Healthcare provide is Occupational Therapy (OT). To celebrate the World Occupational Therapy Day (27th of October), we’ve shared a personal story from our own OT, Catherine Hu.Occupational Therapy is important and t...

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