Manual Handling

Expert Manual Handling Training for Your Aged Care Staff

A safe aged care environment is essential in ensuring optimal service delivery. Manual handling training is a simple but effective way to ensure your staff can safely assist your residents.

We have a dedicated team of certified AHPRA physiotherapists who are committed to providing the best possible standard of comprehensive manual handling training sessions for your staff. Our falls analysis and training sessions combine both theoretical and practical strategies to ensure that the correct manual handling training procedures are implemented at your home thereby securing the safety of every staff and resident.

Our specialists focus in assisting aged care facilities to better understand how to safely handle various equipment so as to prevent injuries to both the older person and staff alike.

AHP’s Manual Handling Education Modules cover:

  • Annual Manual Handling Certification Classes
  • Staff Orientation Programs
  • Safe Operation of Equipment (slide sheets, patient hoists, transfers belts, Etc.)
  • Anatomy, Posture and Injury Prevention

Each aged care facility’s situation and requirements are different.  AHP is happy to create a program designed for your specific needs.

The AHP Difference

Our physiotherapy program was implemented by AHP in 2015. Our residents have been given the opportunity to improve their mobility and well-being and equally importantly to learn that physio and activities programs are fun. The improvement in the activity levels of our residents has been fantastic.

Another positive aspect of employing AHP is their knowledge of the ACFI system and how physiotherapy services can contribute to an increase in the revenue of an aged care service.

Marco Polo is a strong supporter of AHP - as evidenced by the fact that we now have 5 full time allied health staff working across our two facilities - a resource our residents welcome because they feel better because of it.

Robert O'Shea CEO - Marco Polo Aged Care Services

I just wanted to say thank you to Sarah for all of your help in assisting me in finding a job here in Australia. It has been two weeks now since I started my job and everything is going good.

Thank you for being exceptionally professional and accommodating and going above and beyond to make the process a smooth as possible. It’s jus great to meet a person like you, who is able to assist aspiring Nurses secure rewarding jobs. You work in a way that you are always there to listen to our needs and sometimes problems.

Mark Emergency Registered Nurse

We have partnered with Australian Health Professionals for a range of permanent and temporary recruitment assignments; particularly those which are hard to fill or critical to our organisation.

We have found Anne and the team very responsive, flexible, customer centric and committed to sourcing in line with our brief. When we find it challenging to source, we do look to AHP to provide support with candidate acquisition.

Sam Fraser Recruitment Marketing Manager

Thank you AHP for making the transition between employers easy and stress free.

This is the first time I have used a recruitment agency and I valued your advice and support throughout the process. Your professionalism and interest in my circumstances was appreciated.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to colleagues looking for new positions.

April Sevenoaks Contractor

The team at AHP are very professional and provide us with Physio, OT, Speech Path and Dietic services. We have been extremely impressed with the level of service, professionalism, contemporary practice and staff who are motivated and engaged in providing excellence in care for our residents. Feedback from residents and staff has been overwhelmingly positive and communication with management has been the highest standard.

Christine Schlieff Residential Manager - St Peters Catholic Healthcare

The management of mobility and amelioration of pain through massage and movement is an essential part of ensuring the wellbeing of our residents. Working in partnership with Australian Health Professionals has changed the way we use 4B funding for the better physical and mental health of residents, while reducing the risk of injury to staff. It is a pleasure to recommend Australian Health Professionals who work collaboratively with staff or ensure excellent care and revenue optimization.

Walter de Ruyter Facility Manager - Uniting Elanora

Contact us today for further information on our manual handling programs.

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