Benefits of Uniforms in Aged Care - Blog - Infectious Clothing
Choosing a uniform for your care workers is an extremely important decision.
Did you know the right uniform can positively impact both your team AND the aging Australian’s that you care for?
Whether for Residential, Respite, Home or Community care - your uniform can make a surprising difference to the quality of care you provide.
In this blog we’re going to explain exactly how your uniform can:
- Promote team spirit and morale.
- And promote better life quality for the clients you care for.
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1 - A uniform that creates a more productive and engaged team
The impact that your work uniform has on your care workers is hard to overstate.
It really is one of the most important decisions any aged care facility can make.
Your team’s uniform affects so many aspects, including:
- Team spirit
- And staff co-operation
Not to mention all of the impacts that your uniform makes on your clients (which we’ll also discuss below).
So where do you start?
Well, there are many key decisions when it comes to your staff uniform.
From colours to styles, fits, and materials.
Obviously you want a uniform that your workers are comfortable in and proud to wear.
You also want a uniform that’s stylish and attractive (to promote team spirit and morale).
Selecting the right uniform will show your care worker team that you value them. It will also remind them of this, every time they slip into their uniform before a shift.
2 - A uniform that helps provide better care for your clients
Beyond the profound impacts that your uniform has on your team, there’s another massive consideration.
How will your choice of uniform impact the clients you care for?
Your choice of uniform can provide many benefits to your clients, including:
- Improved visibility
- Provoking positive emotional responses
- And building better relationships
So let’s look at each of these considerations a little closer.
Colour allows your clients to identify your care workers.
This is crucially important. Especially when we consider that many of the aging Australians you care for may have impaired vision.
When clients struggle to tell different objects apart it can add stressful complexity and confusion to their day.
Anything we can do to help your workers stand out can (and will) make a direct positive impact on your clients’ quality of life.
Colour impacts people emotionally and physically.
Colour affects different people in different ways. But there are also some general guidelines we suggest you understand.
For example, blue can relax clients. But if most of your clients have dementia, red can entice brain activity and attention.
Facilities such as residential care, consumer-directed care, and respite care have more scrub uniform colour standards than the average business.
There are also colour considerations around the culture and social upbringing of your clients.
If you’re ready to start planning a new uniform that can positively impact your team and your clients, we’d love to chat!
Our friendly team can review your requirements and make a uniform suggestion that is perfect for you.
As the #1 scrubs retailer in Australia, we specialise in making uniforms easy! That’s why we’d like to offer you:
- A free uniform review
- Sample ranges for fittings
- Simple ordering and delivery services