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November 24, 2017

Extensions & Refurbishments

Many aged care providers are faced with the challenge of future proofing their facilities by including best practice care design principals in their facilities. By focusing exclusively on the refurbishment of aged care facilities we have identified needs that haven’t been sufficiently addressed. This is particularly so in the rural and regional areas. These include;- Appropriate layout and access for care staff in resident rooms - Fit for purpose and well-designed
November 24, 2017

Designing For Dementia

Designing For Dementia Dementia-friendly design not only enhances the wellbeing of residents living with dementia but enables aged care providers to create sustainable environments. The interiors of buildings can be designed to compensate for the disabilities arising from dementia, including impaired memory, especially recent memory; impaired learning and/or reasoning; high levels of stress; impaired visual perception and issues with hearing.  If we provide the right environment, we can help people to remain
November 24, 2017

Creating Outdoor Spaces

Creating Outdoor Spaces Access to an outdoor space is both a need and a requirement for all human beings. In fact, clear access to a safe and interesting outdoor space is proven to help people recover from illness, reduce stress and lower blood pressure. Well-designed green spaces help to maintain the circadian rhythms and support the very important absorption of vitamin D which in turn is known to reduce falls and
November 24, 2017

The Coverite Roadshow

We are in planning stages of our new initiative, The Inaugural and Annual Coverite Projects Roadshow! We are bringing together a team of professional keynote speakers that provide relevant and up to date information and services to the Aged Care Community in Rural NSW. The event is an opportunity for facilities in regional NSW to network, learn and discuss changes, common issues and trends within the industry. The events will be hosted
November 24, 2017

Pre—Approval Funding Increase

CEO’s, Boards and Facility Management commonly underestimate the substantial benefits of the Significant Refurbishment Scheme. For facilities with 40% or more Government Supported Residents, the increased supplement for claiming this scheme, averages between $100,000 and $350,000 per annum, per facility. These figures reflect an average return on investment (ROI) of between 2-4 years. The increased supplement continues after this period which is essentially additional and ongoing profit for your facility. Are you
April 16, 2016

How to prevent bathroom mildew and mould

Mildew and mould can cause serious health issues for people living in hospitals or aged care environments. Symptoms of mould may include:- Nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose. - Respiratory problems, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing, chest tightness. - Cough. - Throat irritation. - Sneezing.Elderly people and people with existing respiratory conditions are at a higher risk. Mildew can be found on many different surfaces including cotton, linen, wool,
March 17, 2016

Cleaning & Maintaining Vinyl Bathrooms

If you’ve just had a Coverite bathroom installed, congratulations! We have compiled a few simple steps to help ensure your vinyl bathrooms always look great and enjoy a long and trouble-free life.Commercial cleaning and maintenance of Coverite vinyl is simple and can be carried out by hand or using mechanical cleaning apparatus. We recommend using pH neutral cleaning products, as other products may contain agents that can damage floor surfaces.  After Installation
December 23, 2015

Dementia and mental health awareness and training

Australia has an ageing population; that means more people living longer with mental health problems, more people developing mental health problems in old age and more people with chronic diseases and mental health concerns.According to the Australia Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council, over 320,000 Australians are living with dementia, including one in four Australians over the age of 85. Deaths due to dementia have increased approximately 137% over
December 11, 2015

Get the culture right, and great customer service comes naturally

Proactive management teams understand that employee performance is directly tied to how vested they feel to the company they work for. It can be a powerful incentive for employees to work harder and more efficiently, solve problems and provide better customer experiences. Coverite, Australia’s leading healthcare refurbishment company, boasts 90% customer retention, which is no fluke. The management team at Coverite, say that the secret to customer loyalty and satisfaction is