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What’s Happening at GERATEC? June 2018

This month’s theme is Innovation! A few words from Rayne… I often wonder what it means when people say, “I want to reinvent myself”. Change your DNA? Get a new personality? Maybe have an extreme makeover? And is it even humanly possible – to reinvent oneself? Somehow, I’m not so sure. We’re physiologically hardwired in […]

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Winner for Health Challenge 2014!

Written by Ide-Marie Venter Although the overall goal of the program was to promote the wellbeing of the employees; the secondary aims included a decrease in absenteeism and disability costs, an increase in productivity and effectiveness and in general the enhancement of employee motivation and morale. These outcomes were not formally measured but through subjective […]

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Nutrition: From Assessment to Intervention

Written by Ide-Marie Venter Optimal nutrition is essential to ensure best possible health and quality of life for older adults. Specialised individual nutritional care plays a vital role in the prevention, management and improvement of a variety of conditions and diseases. The prevalence of malnutrition in care facilities around the world is alarmingly high. Nearly 40% […]

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Wellness in the Workplace

Written by Yolande Brand GERATEC’s motto is ‘Excellence in person-centred care’ and our focus this year is promoting person-centred care within our individual teams.  The aim is to build better relationships between staff and  promote caring for each other as individual people.  Three main topics will be covered during the year: Person-centred care Values Team […]

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