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Aged care staff urgently need training to report and prevent sexual assault

An estimated 50 sexual assaults occur nationally every week in Australian residential aged care facilities. Despite this shocking figure, none of the aged care royal commission’s 148 recommendations specifically address the prevention of sexual violence.

Keeping workers COVID-safe requires more than just following public health orders

As part of the scientific advisory group OzSAGE, the Grattan Institute's Stephen Duckett and others are issuing guidance to employers about creating COVID-safe working environments. They propose organisations follow a four-level hierarchy of COVID controls.

Only 3.8 per cent of Australian aged care homes would meet new mandatory minimum staffing standards: new research

One of the most significant outcomes from the aged care royal commission was the Federal Government’s commitment this year to mandate minimum staffing levels in residential aged care homes by 2023. Our study shows only a tiny fraction of aged care homes would already comply with the new requirements.

Australia should look to the outstanding vaccination example set by our aged care workforce: opinion

Our Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Professor Alison McMillan, says our aged care workforce deserves the nation's gratitude for its commitment to caring for and protecting senior Australians by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

PICAC Alliance’s grand vision for a culturally inclusive aged care system

It is critical that the new Aged Care Act (The Act) enshrines the cultural, linguistic, and spiritual needs and preferences of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and that the principles of The Act are translated into everyday practise within aged care service delivery.

New person-centred tool huge step forward in measuring and assessing quality aged care

Respect, support and opportunities for feedback are vital to ensure Australians experience quality aged care, Flinders University experts say.

South East Community Links pays tribute to beloved patron

South East Community Links, which works across the south east of Melbourne to achieve better social and economic outcomes for people in its community, is profoundly saddened by the loss of cherished patron, Merle Mitchell AM.

‘A slow and painful journey’: why did it take over 20 years to approve the new Alzheimer’s drug?

A new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease was last week given accelerated approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

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