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Provider scours nation in search of caring people to help seniors stay at home longer

Older Australians aren’t the only ones benefitting from remaining in their homes longer, now a national home care provider is offering 750 people the opportunity to earn extra dollars to care for them.

RACGP calls for urgent Albanese Government action on pressing telehealth issues

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged the new Federal Government to address some of the issues which have surfaced since the rollout and expansion of telehealth services in Australia.

New technology is helping people with aphasia write their own story

Students from the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and Monash Young Medtech Innovators have teamed up with Monash Health speech pathologists and their patients to develop technology to assist people living with aphasia to communicate.

Policy change needed as study shows mental health services underused in aged care

Less than 3 per cent of people with mental health conditions living in the nation's aged care facilities access government-subsidised mental health services, a new analysis has found. It's not good enough. People living in residential aged care deserve equitable access to public services.

“It’s too important to ignore”- PM Albanese declares healthcare system reform as top priority, vows to work cooperatively with states

Prioritising putting "patients at the centre", Prime Minster Anthony Albanese has vowed to cooperate with state and territory governments to reform the healthcare system from the ground up.

Older Australians living in rural areas warned of increased risk of developing deadly skin cancers

Older men living in rural areas re at a proportionately higher risk of being diagnosed with - and dying from - skin cancer. Melanoma Patients Australia is therefore urging elders and their carers to keep an eye out for the signs of melanoma before it's too late.

17 per cent of the Australian population estimated to have contracted Omicron variant: new study

According to a new study of blood-donors, it is estimated that 17 per cent of the Australian adult population has recently been infected with the Omicron strain of COVID-19, giving a new meaning to being "O-positive".

‘No argument’ to keep public vax-mandates, aged care settings an exception: experts

The retention of double-dose COVID-19 vaccination mandates for workers in most settings no longer stacks up, leading Australian epidemiologists concede. But they emphasise mask wearing should be prioritised, especially in high risk settings such as aged care.

“She has demonstrated her passion and talent over many years”- PSA Board elects first female national president

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) National Board met yesterday and unanimously elected Western Australian pharmacist Dr Fei Sim as PSA’s next national president- the first female to lead PSA since its Federation in 1977.

Dietitians ready to support Govt to serve up better food and nutrition in aged care

Dietitians Australia says it has been pleasing to hear the Prime Minister and Minister for Aged Care voice their commitment to improving food and nutrition as part of their five-point plan for turning aged care around in Australia.

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