W&L Aged Care Services is airing a weekly radio show for aged care professionals to hear about the major issues facing the industry.
The Aged Care Executive Podcast has released 11 shows to date, and has already been downloaded over 1,000 times.
Michael Peachey, host of The Aged Care Executive Podcast, said the show has been driven by an unmet need.
“Although the peak bodies like ACSA and LASA do a great job of hosting conferences, it can be hard for everyone to get to these regularly,” Michael said. “The idea of this show is to make information about the big issues facing the sector more accessible, particularly for those in rural and regional places.”
“The idea behind the podcast is that people can either listen to it on their computer, or download it for later onto their phone. Most people listen on their travels to and from work. Each show is designed to be short, sharp and shiny… but if you don’t finish it in one go you can pick it up where you left off which is handy.”
Episodes so far include the topics of CCTV, how to prepare for the new accreditation standards, the factors that keep aged care organisations viable, and what Warrigal Aged Care did to win National Aged Care Provider of the Year.
“We’re trying to find a balance,” Michael said. “Each week we’re interviewing experts on the hot topics like accreditation, while still covering some things that will always be of value. Factors affecting aged care staff attraction and retention. Improving occupancy. Best practice with clinical care. Wound management and nutrition planning. Creating a home like environment. We try to have a mix so all levels of management find some topics of interest”.
Guests on the show include executives from different aged care organisations, university academics, well known consultants, and a former assessor.
The show has been listed in the Great Australian Pods directory. “Well done for providing relevant and much needed content in this podcast,” said one review on Apple’s iTunes. “The industry is facing challenging times and having these interviews accessible is great.”
Topics to be released in the coming weeks include interviews with subject matter experts on how to meet the standards for spiritual and pastoral care, additional services, using data to make better aged care decisions, and an interview with Dementia Australia’s Dr. David Sykes about ‘Small actions, Big difference.’
“The exciting thing about this is that it feels like being at a conference every week… but one where we can ask questions to get a bit deeper into the interesting parts. It’s great to get these people’s expertise out there.”
W&L delivers mobile healthcare services to improve the quality of life for all Australians. Services include mobile allied health, dental, and an online Learning Management System.
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