Assessing Aged Care Workers’ Understanding Of Person-Centered Care
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Michelle Oppert is currently completing her Ph.D. examining the psychosocial factors pertaining to successful aging in the engineering workplace using a mixed-methods approach; this includes factors such as creativity, the age and gender intersection, and cognitive ability. Her research areas are broad but typically revolve around aging in the workforce. She has a preference for mixed-method analyses.

                       

Assessing Aged Care Workers’ Understanding Of Person-Centered Care

With the aged care sector under the spotlight and currently undergoing a Royal Commission in Australia, it is a timely reminder of the value that aged care workers have in our society. Recent years show that there are over 3,000 aged care providers, over 366,000 people in the aged care workforce and that by the year 2050 it is predicted that 3.5 million Australians will be accessing aged care providers and services. The estimate is that by this time, the aged...

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