Browse resources created and collated by ARIIA as a trusted, evidence-based guide to supporting innovation across the aged care sector.
Preventing staff burnout: industry wide approaches and practices
This ARIIA document identifies high-quality examples for managing burnout and mental health in organisations outside the aged care sector. These include healthcare, social workers, police officers, paramedics, other first responders, and the military.
Self-care for nurses and midwives
No matter what stressors we face at work and home, we need to nurture our own emotional, physical and social health. What techniques can we build into our day so that we don’t just cope, but thrive? The Nurse and Midwife Support website provides helpful advise on Self-care for nurses and midwives.
Aged Care and Bereavement Support
Many senior Australians may be experiencing grief, loss or bereavement because of COVID-19 impacts. The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement provides education and training to professionals and consumers on grief and loss and have a number of helpful webinars available on their website.
The self-care room provides aged care workers with resources to discover and explore, to use now or when needed, to download and share. The self-care room was developed by ELDAC.
Self-Care Matters Aged Care
The Self-Care Matters (Aged Care) resource was developed by Palliative Care Australia to assist all aged care workers in residential facilities or community settings with practising self-care to support the quality and sustainability of the care they provide to older Australians.
COVID-19 and workforce wellbeing: A survey of the Australian nursing, midwifery, and care worker workforce
A report from the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre about COVID-19 and health and aged care workforce wellbeing. The report containins a section (page 16) on considerations to advance policy and practice in providing support for the healthcare workforce regarding staff burnout.
Our duty of care: A global call to action to protect the mental health of health and care workers
A WHO report highlighting interventions to protect and support the mental health of health and care workers. The report was produced from the WISH 2022 Forum on the Mental Health of Health and Care Workers.
Protecting mental health when working in aged care: tips for Aged Care Managers
The Australian National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) 'tip sheet' provides examples of what aged care managers can do to support the mental wellbeing of aged care workers during COVID-19.
Preventing and recovering from burnout in aged care
A blog written by the Royal College of Healthcare presenting steps to addressing burnout in the aged care sector.
The pandemic has exacerbated workplace stress in aged care
Anna Pannuzzo, Director WorkPlacePLUS provides a discussion of the important factors for protecting against work-related stress and burnout, learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.