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Residential aged care COVID-19 employee vaccination support grant now available

The Federal Department of Health is now receiving applications from approved providers of residential aged care to support the COVID-19 vaccination of all staff within a residential aged care facility.

Sydney aged care worker tests positive to coronavirus

An aged care worker in Sydney's northwest has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but almost all of the nursing home's residents are fully vaccinated.

National retirement village accreditation scheme inspiring confidence in older Australians

The first retirement villages have been awarded Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS) accreditation, giving confidence to residents and guaranteeing the provision of reliable and quality services.

Govt grant to improve and streamline healthcare for aged care facilities residents

The lack of coordination of care for residents in aged care facilities and other sectors of the health system has been a long-term problem for the aged care sector and was highlighted last year when 685 Australians in aged care homes died of COVID-related illness.

So… what is the latest advice on AstraZeneca?

With much speculation in the media and in the general public, following is an update on who should receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

New UniSA study into tool that measures aged care residents’ quality of life

A new research project in South Australia will provide an independent evaluation of a digital tool to measure key experiences in residential care and their impact on quality of life.

Govt pledges $10 million to reduce number of younger people in residential aged care

The Federal Government has announced funding aimed at reducing the number of younger people living in residential aged care.

Real world methods aiming to improve dementia care: Flinders University research

Using real-world training and coaching, researchers undertaking two new Flinders University projects are aiming to bring much needed improvements to the care provided to people living with dementia.

Aged care worker vaccine decision welcomed, but questions remain

The chair of one of Australia's largest aged care providers has welcomed the belated decision to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for all workers.

Updated national information on restrictions for RACF visitors

The WA Government has announced a lockdown for the Perth and the Peel regions that took effect today, at 12:01am for a minimum of four days.

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