empathy and aged care
Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo Nov 6, 2018

The Power of Empathy

When working as a carer in the aged care sector, it’s important to have certain - and somewhat specific - personality traits or qualities. One of these is empathy for the elderly. Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from their perspective - essentially the ability to relate to what another person feels. And going from understanding how they feel to acting up on it. When caring for the elderly, it can be rather...
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Sarina Russo

Sarina Russo

Sarina Russo Institute offers industry focused education and training. Like what you are reading? Then perhaps you will like our courses too. The Sarina Russo Institute have a number of courses that highlights the important elements of caring for the elderly that goes beyond “task oriented” work. The Diploma of Community Services or the Certificate III in Community Services provides students with a pathway to various roles in the Community Services sector. While our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) capitalises on an industry with great career opportunities, providing a course that gives job seekers a qualification and entry into an industry which helps people in need

Resilience aged care workers
Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo Oct 22, 2018

Resilience of Aged Care Workers When Caring for People Living with Dementia

The number of people with dementia is growing - and with it, the number of people caring for them. In Australia, there are more than 400,000 people living with dementia. And that number is growing daily, with around 244 people developing some form of dementia every day. So, what does it take to care for people living with dementia? Some may say patience, others may say kindness, but a vital skill that many underestimate is resilience. Resilience is the...
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Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo Sep 17, 2018

Alone: Breaking the Trend of the Isolated Elderly

Loneliness is one of the biggest problems encountered by older people. More often living alone, possibly restricted in what they can do, and sometimes no longer able to work or drive, the world can sometimes seem restricted for people once they reach a certain age, often leaving them feeling isolated and alone. Not having regular connections with others not only makes people feel miserable, it is now well established that it also has a negative impact on physical health. Research...
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Sarina Russo
Sarina Russo Aug 19, 2018

The Importance of the ‘Human Element’ when Training Aged Care Workers

Caring for the elderly is a huge responsibility and, as many aged care workers will tell you, a huge blessing. When training to care for the elderly, many carers can get caught up in the mundane theory of the work. They find themselves simply checking-listing their work and doing the tasks that are expected of them. But in being so task-oriented, what happens is that the carers can “forget” what is really the most important part of their work -...
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