Tips for optimising the aged care education process

April 14, 2014 | Aged Care Management

Like any business, aged care facilities can be difficult to manage at times. The combination of resident demands, changes to policies and dealing with payments can lead to a high workload. Well-trained and engaged staff are thus key to the smooth functioning of a facility.

Staff education can be an extremely helpful way to improve their capabilities, increasing their usefulness to the aged care facility. Here are a few tips for educating workers, and the primary benefits of doing so.

Engaging training methods

This is perhaps the most important step for aged care worker education, as poor training methods can mean staff have no desire to engage with material. When important information needs to be taught, proven education processes are required. 

Increasing fluency with technical skills is a great way to improve worker capabilities, from simply adjusting various devices within a resident's room to operating a new computer system.

By doing so, aged care providers can further delegate tasks to a broadly trained workforce. When a particularly busy period is encountered, the ranging skills among staff can be extremely useful.

Enlisting the help of a provider

Using an outside provider may be the best option for many aged care facilities, especially thanks to tools and skills often in their possession. Mirus Australia, for example, operates a program designed to provide education, tools and support that complement existing technical skills.

The long term benefits are clear when working with Mirus, as sustainable Medicare funding is ensured for the long term.

If you'd like more information about aged care education, Mirus Australia is available to assist by providing a wealth of useful information.

There's also the Mirus Metrics app for phones and tablets, designed to help providers with ACFI.