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Inquest hears St Basil’s residents transferred to hospital ‘malnourished and dehydrated’

Residents from a Melbourne aged care home struck by COVID-19 appeared malnourished, dehydrated and "barely conscious" after being transferred to a hospital, an inquest has been told.

National webinar on aged care COVID-19 preparedness

The federal department of health is encouraging aged care providers to check and maintain their COVID-19 outbreak management preparedness as we continue to move towards ‘living with COVID’.

Study finds daytime meals may reduce health risks linked to night shift work

A new study could lead to novel behavioural interventions aimed at improving the health of shift workers who past studies show may be at an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

Experts call for urgent action with Aussie blood pressure out of control

Reducing rates of high blood pressure by just a quarter could save 37,000 lives and return $34.3 billion to the economy according to leading Australian experts.

High school completion and occupational complexity linked to dementia prevention

An international research collaboration has found that high occupational complexity is associated with dementia-free survival time, highlighting the importance of maintaining cognitive stimulation throughout life for lowering the risk of dementia.

St Basil’s surge workforce lacked deadline

An inquest has heard there was no deadline for deciding whether it was possible to source an adequate replacement workforce at a Melbourne aged home struck by COVID-19.

Senate inquiry hears more than 90 per cent of aged care workers on permanent part-time contracts

A hard day's work is not rewarded with fair pay because of the prevalence of insecure employment contracts in Australia, a Senate inquiry has heard. 

Survivors of heart attacks not aware of ongoing risks: new research

Research suggests survivors of the nation's single-biggest killer aren't sufficiently aware of the ongoing risks. A Heart Foundation survey of 400 heart attack patients has revealed many weren't given resources to help them understand their condition or support their recovery when they left hospital.

‘Fed up’ aged care workers nationwide endorse strike action

Aged care workers have made an unprecedented commitment to pursue protected strike action if their claims for a decent wage, more care time and more respect are not met by employers.

Newly refurbished Beverly Hills senior wellness centre building physical, social and emotional wellbeing

Uniting has opened its doors to a newly refurbished space for fitness and wellness in Beverly Hills, Sydney for people over 60. The Uniting Senior...

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