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Aged Care News Staff

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Turner Institute Advisory Council’s innovative approach drawing interest

The new Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health Advisory Council, chaired by former federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, has met for the first time.

Some inside tips on adjusting to a new beginning in aged care

For Coral Hartley, the move to aged care involved a relocation from Bundaberg to Brisbane. After a period of ill-health and hospitalisation, she faced the reality that living at home in Bundaberg was no longer practical – particularly given her son Stephen lives in Brisbane.

Share your work and experience, be a speaker at 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference

A dynamic program of speakers, presentations, performances, and workshops is at the heart of a successful 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (23OPCC) in Sydney this September.

Innovative, non-invasive hand-held device assisting prevention of pressure injuries

In a first for aged care providers in this country, Peninsula Villages has introduced a new technology to its aged care facilities that can assist with the early detection of pressure injuries amongst residents.

UnitingCare’s latest elder abuse report highlights prevalence across Qld

UnitingCare’s latest report into elder abuse highlights the prevalence of this distressing issue across Queensland. The report reveals that victims often experience psychological distress, deterioration in their health, and financial consequences from the abuse.

ACN urges Government to support nurses delivering COVID-19 vaccines

The Australian College of Nursing has called on the Government to support the nursing profession in delivering COVID-19 vaccines in residential aged care facilities and residential disability facilities.

Call-out for volunteers to help researchers unravel sleep problems

Flinders University sleep researcher Dr Alex Sweetman is calling on volunteers suffering from both insomnia and sleep apnoea, to help solve the complex problems resulting from the twin disorders.

COVID case numbers keep falling as treatments advance

The number of COVID-19 cases across the nation continues to drop, with daily deaths falling to their lowest in more than a year. Data from aged-care facilities also showed positive signs, with outbreaks dropping across every state and jurisdiction.

NSW hospitals choc-a-bloc with elderly waiting for aged care

Up to 30 per cent of patients in NSW public hospitals would be better off in more appropriate facilities such as aged care homes, the state's health minister says.

Monitoring devices and apps help cardiac rehabilitation: new research

Using activity-monitoring devices and mobile applications helps improve the physical activity and health outcomes of patients undertaking cardiac rehabilitation programs, according to new research from Flinders University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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