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Susan Stephens is the Managing Director and driving force behind Back to Basics Care. She is dedicated to providing quality learning and development opportunities to the Health Care Industry, and bringing you current and useful information applicable to the sector.

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7 Tips for Reducing Back Injuries for Health Care Workers

December 11, 2015 0 Comments
7 Tips for Reducing Back Injuries for Health Care Workers

There are far too many back injuries in the workplace – let alone the Health Care Setting. And with the number of manual handling tasks a Health Care Worker performs on a daily basis, it’s important for carers to have the correct transfer and turning techniques to avoid injury. In this article let’s look at […]

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How to Retain Experienced Health Care Staff

November 16, 2015 0 Comments
How to Retain Experienced Health Care Staff

Retaining experienced Health Care Staff has proven to be an issue for the Aged Care Industry in recent years. In a recent study, “What makes me stay?” by researchers at Griffith University and the University of Queensland they found that the Residential Care Workforce is (on average) older than the general Australian workforce. And Personal […]

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Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

October 14, 2015 0 Comments
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Simply mentioning the words “Alzheimer’s Disease” to people often draws a look of sadness followed by a shake of the head; and many will simply not want to hear any more. Reaction to the term ‘Alzheimer’s Disease’ recognises this is an illness which signposts a future that, for many, subconsciously prevents them from even imagining […]

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Changes to Aged Care, HACC and Disability Care Qualifications

October 13, 2015 0 Comments
Changes to Aged Care, HACC and Disability Care Qualifications

Are you aware of the changes to Aged Care, HACC and Disability Care Qualifications? They are considerable! Firstly, how did it all get started? There have been many changes to the training industry over the years and training packages have played a major role within those changes.  This change started back in 2009 when the […]

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7 Stress Management Tips for Health Care Workers

September 13, 2015 0 Comments
7 Stress Management Tips for Health Care Workers

Working in health care can be extremely rewarding, but like any work that involves clients in distress, pain or a highly emotional state, it doesn’t come without a certain level of stress. Managing your stress is an important way of making sure you are your best at work, and still have the enthusiasm you need […]

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New Health Care Courses Website

September 12, 2015 0 Comments
New Health Care Courses Website

Hello! Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Susan Stephens. I am the Managing Director for Back to Basics Business Training Pty Ltd, an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) specialising in Health Care Courses. I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our new website. We are very passionate about […]

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