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St John WA and Dementia Training Australia combine to enhance patient experience

More than 250 St John WA patient transport officers across WA have completed a new custom training program to better support patients living with dementia. 

New program aims to combat aged care residents’ poor mental health

More than half of Australians living in residential aged care facilities suffer from depression, while 33 per cent of them experience thoughts of suicide.

Nurse-led home blood transfusions continue healthcare trend

A trend from hospital to home-based care, accelerated during COVID-19, looks set to continue with the first evidence in Australia that regular blood transfusions can be safely performed in residential homes and aged care facilities.

Most Australians support tax levy to improve aged care: ANU study

The vast majority of Australians are not confident in the country's aged care system, with more than one-in-10 saying they have no confidence at all, new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Ask Annie app offers dementia ‘micro-lessons’ to support home care workers

Dementia Australia has launched an innovative mobile app aimed at improving the quality of care for people living with dementia.

GPs enlisted to vaccinate older and vulnerable Australians against COVID-19

General practitioners are being requested by the Federal Government to vaccinate older and more vulnerable Australians against COVID-19 in their own homes.

Richly deserved Queen’s Birthday honours for dementia stalwarts

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe and dementia advocate Anne Tudor, have been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced on Monday.

LASA’s call-out for Next Gen Ambassadors to help build aged care’s future

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Next Gen is appealing to younger age care workers to join it's ambassador program this month.

New Vic resource to help aged care staff recognise and respond to elder abuse

The Victorian Government is boosting training for aged care staff to help them recognise the signs of elder abuse, and how to deal with it.

Aged care needs urgent mandatory staffing mix ratio: NSW probe

A NSW parliamentary report has found that the State Government should lobby federal counterparts to implement a mandatory "staffing mix ratio" in nursing homes and go it alone if they fail to act within four years.

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