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May 2019

H&S in Aged Care Facilities

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Health and Safety in an Aged Care environment needs to be applied with specific insight into our older persons who live in these areas.  This training will give you the basic theory of what is required according to legislation, but also how to apply it practically in a meaningful way to ensure optimum care for the people who will need it. This workshop is aimed at Management in charge of the Health and Safety in Elder Care environments.

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June 2019

Basic Housekeeping Skills for Attendant

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Housekeeping Attendants are required by law to have basic knowledge and skills with regards to Health and Safety, and Hygiene to assist them in working more effectively. A basic requirement for all residents living in a Care Facility is a clean and healthy environment. This workshop aims to teach the necessary skills together with giving insight into caring for older persons with a person-centred care approach.

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Basic Laundry Skills for Attendant

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Laundry Attendants are required by legislation to have certain basic knowledge and skills with regards to Hygiene and Health & Safety to help them do their work effectively. A basic health requirement for all senior citizens is a clean and healthy environment, but it is even more important to provide this service with a person-centred approach.  This workshop aims to teach the necessary skills together with giving an insight into caring for older persons to ensure excellent service.

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Ageing well: The choice is yours

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue TBC

Quality of later life is mostly associated with optimal independence. GERATEC would like to invite you to a discussion on how to maintain your independence for as long as possible. As eco-bio-psycho-social-spritiual beings, ageing is a complex phase that needs to be addressed holistically.

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Nutrition & Special Diets for Older Persons

June 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue TBC

A: GENERAL NUTRITION PRINCIPLES This course introduces you to the various nutrients and their important role in bodily functions.  We also look at the different Food Groups and the Food Pyramid for older persons and how to make healthy choices. B: MENU PLANNING Practical points to plan and put together a cycle menu for long term care facilities. C: SOFT, PUREE AND LIQUID DIETS We look at the indications for soft, puree and liquid diets, the foods that can be…

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Housekeeping Skills for Supervisor

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Being in charge of advising cleaners requires a bit more insight in not only the tasks of cleaners, but also the reasons behind them and how to ensure that optimal hygiene is maintained.  This also requires more people skills. To fully understand and benefit from this workshop, the Basic Housekeeping skills for Attendant needs to be completed first. (If a Supervisor oversees both Housekeeping and Laundry, they need to attend both Supervisor Workshops since application of duties differ)

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Laundry Skills for Supervisor

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Being in charge of advising laundry attendants requires a bit more insight in not only the tasks of laundry attendants, but also the reasons behind them and how to ensure that optimal hygiene is maintained.  This also requires people skills. To fully understand and benefit from this workshop, the Basic Laundry skills for Attendant needs to be completed first. (If a Supervisor oversees both Housekeeping and Laundry, they need to attend both Supervisor Workshops since application of duties differ)

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July 2019

Housekeeping & Laundry for Manager

July 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Managing a Housekeeping and Laundry Department demands an overall insight into all areas of service under your responsibility.  Only by knowing exactly how each level operates and what knowledge and insight are required, will you be able to compile, direct and adopt an efficient cleaning program and department. This workshop will teach you valuable Housekeeping and Laundry management skills, but requires that all training from basic to supervisory level be completed first to fully understand and utilise the knowledge attained,…

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Older Persons Act

July 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue TBC

There are so many facets and requirements to remember in the Older Persons Act that one sometimes get lost in the maze. The main issues are mostly care aspects. Be part of the discussion on clarifying some of these aspects.

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August 2019

Dignity in the Dining Room

August 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue TBC

Mealtimes can often be the highlight of someone’s day, but it is also often a challenging time for many people living with dementia or other age-related problems as well as for their carers. Join GERATEC’s team to explore some practical aspects of mealtimes and the dining room environment to help make mealtimes the enjoyable experience they should be for all.

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Medication Management in Aged Facilities (Repeat)

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue TBC

Medication can help people live healthy lives for a prolonged period. Although medicines are mostly prescribed, it is important to realize that they must still be used with caution.The correct handling of medication is a very important part of ethical use of medication and to ensure statutory compliance. Foods, and the nutrients they contain, can also interact with medications we take. Roger Moult from DTS (Dispensing Technology Solutions) will be a guest speaker at this workshop.

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September 2019

Basic Laundry Skills for Attendant (Repeat)

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Laundry Attendants are required by legislation to have certain basic knowledge and skills with regards to Hygiene and Health & Safety  to help them do their work effectively. A basic health requirement for all senior citizens is a clean and healthy environment, but it is even more important to provide this service with a person-centred approach.  This workshop aims to teach the necessary skills together with giving an insight into caring for older persons to ensure excellent service.

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Next Level Mentoring

September 11 @ 8:00 am - September 12 @ 3:00 pm
Venue TBC

2-Day Workshop: 11 Sept - 12 Sept 2019 Time: 8h30 - 15h00 We all would like to be branded as a Leader and not a Manager. All of us want to handle conflict in a professional manner, want to be able to measure the care we are responsible for in a factual way and how to motivate the people working with us. But HOW?  Come to this workshop and learn a bit of how to manage conflict, how to become…

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H&S in Aged Care Facilities (Repeat)

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Health and Safety in an Aged Care environment needs to be applied with specific insight into our older persons who live in these areas.  This training will give you the basic theory of what is required according to legislation, but also how to apply it practically in a meaningful way to ensure optimum care for the people who will need it. This workshop is aimed at Management in charge of the Health and Safety in Elder Care environments.

Find out more »

October 2019

Nutrition & Special Diets for Older Persons (Repeat)

October 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Venue TBC

A: GENERAL NUTRITION PRINCIPLES This course introduces you to the various nutrients and their important role in bodily functions.  We also look at the different Food Groups and the Food Pyramid for older persons and how to make healthy choices. B: MENU PLANNING Practical points to plan and put together a cycle menu for long term care facilities. C: SOFT, PUREE AND LIQUID DIETS We look at the indications for soft, puree and liquid diets, the foods that can be…

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Housekeeping Skills for Supervisor (Repeat)

October 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Being in charge of advising cleaners requires a bit more insight in not only the tasks of cleaners, but also the reasons behind them and how to ensure that optimal hygiene is maintained.  This also requires more people skills. To fully understand and benefit from this workshop, the Basic Housekeeping skills for Attendant needs to be completed first. (If a Supervisor oversees both Housekeeping and Laundry, they need to attend both Supervisor Workshops since application of duties differ)

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Laundry Skills for Supervisor (Repeat)

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Being in charge of advising laundry attendants requires a bit more insight in not only the tasks of laundry attendants, but also the reasons behind them and how to ensure that optimal hygiene is maintained.  This also requires people skills. To fully understand and benefit from this workshop, the Basic Laundry skills for Attendant needs to be completed first. (If a Supervisor oversees both Housekeeping and Laundry, they need to attend both Supervisor Workshops since application of duties differ)

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November 2019

Housekeeping & Laundry for Manager (Repeat)

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBC

Managing a Housekeeping and Laundry Department demands an overall insight into all areas of service under your responsibility.  Only by knowing exactly how each level operates and what knowledge and insight are required, will you be able to compile, direct and adopt an efficient cleaning program and department. This workshop will teach you valuable Housekeeping and Laundry management skills, but requires that all training from basic to supervisory level be completed first to fully understand and utilise the knowledge attained,…

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