Cultivating the care factor
THE aged care industry is growing and there is an ongoing need for qualified and committed staff. This is a high priority not only for Padman Health Care, but for other aged care providers across the country.
Padman Health Care is the largest privately owned provider of aged care services in South Australia. Since it was founded by directors Viv and Florence Padman in 1984, it has been dedicated to enriching the lives of its residents by engaging industry professionals who are highly skilled and have a passion for what they do.
With the need for such staff in mind, Padman Health Care has created its own registered training or- ganisation. Creating a spirit of caring and a tradition of excellence has always been Padman’s primary focus and it endeavours to instil the same values in its graduates.
Recent graduate Maureen, from the Viceroy site, says studying at Padman Health Care was a great experience.
‘‘It gave me a clear and realistic insight into the aged care industry and the training was delivered by lecturers with years of experience in aged care,’’ she says.
‘‘As Padman Health Care has its own facilities, I was able to do my work placement at one of their sites, where their skilled mentors complemented the theory I had learnt.
‘‘I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the course and at the end of it I was offered a position at the site where I completed my placement.
‘‘With many things in life, what you put in you get back. Aged care is no different, with many graduates stating that the interaction they have with the residents makes their job extremely satisfying and rewarding.’’
Some graduates continue studying to pursue a nursing qualification.
Padman Health Care continues to expand its courses to satisfy the ever growing need for trained personnel in the community services sector.