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18 days ago

Introduction to AN-ACC Framework

A rundown of the AN-ACCMichael Gaggiano, our Head of Operations Residential has wonderfully answered several queries around the AN-ACC framework, including what it is, when it will be implemented, and what impact this will have on all involved in ...

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about 2 months ago

Supporting Speech: A Case Study

​Speech and Language Pathology Case StudyBetty* was living independently in her home, until a stroke left her unable to move from the floor for three days before she was found. She was unable to communicate in a functional manner that ensured her ...

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3 months ago

ANZAC Day Activities for Seniors

ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in military operations.Commemorating ANZAC Day provides an opportunity for older Australians to: reflect on the pasttake part in cu...

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3 months ago

Occupational Therapy 101

Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy... it all becomes a bit confusing. We break down the A-B-Cs of Occupational Therapy so you know what to expect from your first consultation. What is Occupational Therapy?The role of Occupational Ther...

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4 months ago

'The Great Reshuffle': Healthcare Recruitment

Kicking into 2022 we have witnessed further fluctuation across the Australian workforce, and while many industries are dubbing it 'The Great Resignation’, we explore a different perspective to this fluctuation, and how the Aged Care industry can u...

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5 months ago

What is the Allied Health Group Therapy Program?

The Allied Health Group Therapy program in Residential Aged Care Facilities across Australia ​Why was the Allied Health Group Therapy Program introduced?During the COVID-19 pandemic, outbreaks in aged care facilities have led to full lockdowns in ...

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6 months 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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7 months 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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8 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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8 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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10 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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10 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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11 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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about 1 year 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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about 1 year 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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about 1 year 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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over 1 year 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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over 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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over 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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over 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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