The dummies guide to the best tips for surviving aged care

6 May 2018 9:07 AM
The dummies guide to the best tips for surviving aged care

So many tips so little time. You will learn these from your buddies or your trainer.

Best tips for surviving the ups and downs of aged care 

Uniform

Dry your uniform in the sun – fresher, natural light

Waterproof your shoes

Smells

Lavender tissue

Dencorub under nose

Transferring

Towel around the ankles to lift legs – rather than lift one leg at a time

Feet behind the wheels to stop slipping

Self-care

Use Orthotics for foot cushioning

Legs up the wall or cushions when you get home for 10-15 minutes

After a tough shift drive the long way home

Get take away, chill out in whatever way works for you, play with the kids

Look after your back – any twinge go see a chiro/acupuncture

Have your break outside – get some fresh air and new scenery

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