VCare are sponsoring the Driving Growth in Retirement Living Conference
The Driving Growth in Retirement Living Conference will be held on 24th and 25th of May at the Rydges on Swanston, Melbourne.
VCare International (VCare) are the leading company providing world class software solutions to the residential care and retirement village industry. Star Business Solutions (Star) are the primary distributor of VCare throughout Australia. Star have a proven track record of helping privately owned businesses and not-for-profit organisations. VCare and Star are proud to be sponsoring the Driving Growth in Retirement Living Conference.
A range of key speakers will be discussing issues relating to:
- Integrating the Aged Care reforms into the design of your retirement villages.
- Building the right product for your customer
- Renovating and future proofing your portfolio
These key speakers include:
- Helen Wood from Uniting
- Simon Schrapel from Uniting Communities
- Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts from The Selwyn Foundation
- Mark Bindon from Oak Tree Village Group
VCare will help you to manage administrative, marketing, billing, care and compliance needs efficiently so you can better cater to the needs of your residents and prospects.
VCare in action…
Not only will Norman and Ian be showing off the full VCare system, but they will also be showing off VCares new mobile observations and assessments applications – VCare Any-ware.
No more backwards and forwards to your desk. Caring for your residents anytime, anywhere.
“VCare ensures that you have accurate records, especially on the village side. It also allows one point of entry, whereas before we had a multitude of different systems.”
– Letitia Welsford, General Manager
Come and visit the VCare stand to see some exciting new mobile technologies.
Click here to register to the Driving Growth in Retirement Living
Click here to download the Driving Growth in Retirement Living agenda
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
RVA Forum March 2017
VCare International is pleased to be sponsoring the RVA Forum at Whitby Lakes Retirement Village later this month. David Henton from Confident communications and difficult conversations is the guest speaker at the forum.
Date: 22 March 2017
Time: 11 am – 2.30 pm
Venue: Whitby Lakes Retirement Village, 1 Newhaven Drive, Porirua
Target Audience: Retirement Village Staff, Operators and Associates
Facilitator: John Collyns
11.00 am Welcome, NZACA CEO Simon Wallace outlines current issues the ACA is dealing with.
12.20 pm Lunch
12.50 pm Welcome and RVA activities update
1.00 pm VCare International Welcome – Richard Reddecliffe
1.10 pm Guest Speaker: David Henton, Confident Communications
David Henton from Confident Communications talks about conflict being a part of Life. Whenever people are together for any length of time, personal boundaries start to rub up against each other, different perspectives and attitudes clash; conflict occurs, and the need for negotiation arises.
This session explains how to deal with and diffuse these typical, every day “difficult” situations
2.10 pm General business, followed by a tour of Whitby Lakes’ new community facilities.
We look forward to catching up with you all at the forum.
3 characteristics of a great Nurse
As individuals’ age there is a certain vulnerability that comes along with it. A great nurse understands this vulnerability and are compassionate towards their patients, especially through this transitional period. Nurses understand the physical difficulties their patient are facing, as well as the mental difficulties of no longer being able to fully care for themselves.
Caring and taking care of another person requires a special type of individual, here are 3 top characteristics of a great nurse in your aged care facility.
- Emotional Strength
Nursing can be a very challenging job and requires a lot of patience to get the job done. Patients can hold a lot of frustration in, and this in turn can be directed towards nursing staff.Great nurses have the ability to recognize that a patient experiencing frustration and anger isn’t purposely being hurtful or irrational, and that most of the time there is something more serious going on.Great nurses possess the patience to overcome and understand a diverse range of situations, which results in a happy and healthy patient.
Great nurses have a deep and strong sense of empathy towards all of their patients. Having the ability to sympathize and connect on multiple levels, are some of the leading qualities of a great nurse. This in turn, results in high quality of life.
Empathy assists nurses and patients in the process of building trust, and a deep and meaningful understanding of one another. This sense of confidence has significant positive flow on effects, such as maintaining a strong sense of trust between the nurse and patient.
Emotional strength is a topic that nurses never really talk about, but it is one of the most essential skills in maintaining a great nursing career, where your patients are always your priority. Nurses face multiple challenges every day, sadly death and sickness is a part of the job. Great nurses have the ability to deal with this pain, and care for a resident no matter what their situation is.
RVA Christmas Forum
Thank you to all the RVA and NZACA members who attended the RVA Christmas Forum at JDV in Christchurch, which was proudly sponsored by VCare International. We enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with everyone before the end of the year. We hope you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to catching up in the new year.
VCare would like to wish you a happy and safe festive season and all the best for 2017.
Thank you again for coming along to the RVA Christmas Forum and we look forward to seeing you at future events in 2017.
Retirement Living Council working with VCare International
VCare International (VCare) are the leading company providing world class software solutions to the residential care and retirement village industry. Star Business Solutions (Star) are the main distributor of VCare throughout Australia. Star have a proven track record of helping privately owned businesses and not-for-profit organisations. VCare and Star are proud to be Retirement Living Council Members.
VCare™ has vast functionality built specifically for the retirement industry.
With VCare you can more easily manage …
- Village Fees
- Trust Accounts
- Much more
VCare™ is cost effective, comprehensive and built to meet the demands of the growing retirement village market. VCare™ International developed the key management tool for facilities aiming to maximise revenue while delivering quality living to its resident.
“I would recommend VCare to other facilities. Technology is the future and I find the VCare team very approachable and easy to talk to, which is incredibly important when choosing a software package.” us as we may already integrate with it.
Letitia Welsford, General Manager, Elmswood Retirement Village
VCare gives you more time for the most important things, you residents.
VCare international with Star Business Solutions have recently joined the Retirement Living Council of Australia. The Retirement Living Council is a division of the Property Council of Australia, which is the leading advocate for Australia’s largest industry.
“The Retirement Living Council is the national leadership group of the retirement living sector, championing policies that deliver more senior Australians age-friendly homes and services in retirement communities. The Council is the most powerful voice of the sector, harnessing the expertise of both not for profit and commercial village owners and developers.”
Mary Wood, Executive Director, Retirement Living
Click here to find out more about the Retirement Living Council.