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Research says improved recording methods needed to reduce nurse injury rates when caring for obese patients

Better recording protocols may help minimise nurse injury rates and enhance quality of care whilst treating obese patients, according to new research out of Edith Cowan University in Perth.

Dementia Action Week sees focus on support and dealing with demoralising discrimination

'A little support can make a big difference' is the theme of this year’s Dementia Action Week, and that support begins with the destigmatising of the disorder and some basic compassion for the estimated 450,000 persons living with dementia across Australia.

Outstanding Aussie global start-up comp entries hoping to revolutionise aged care here and overseas

The owners of three tech start-up companies with a desire to improve elders’ quality-of-life competed in the She Loves Tech Australian final last Friday, a global competition providing participants the chance of winning US$50,000 to help kick start the expansion of their business.

Vaccination needed to keep whole health network functioning 

On the eve of the mandatory vaccination deadline day, health professionals are sending a clear message to aged care workers: vaccination against COVID-19 is a basic duty.  

Online reporting tool reveals an aged care sector in dire need of reform enactment

From overworked staff to residents left soiled for hours on end, the accounts received by new reporting tool Aged Care Watch paints a picture of an industry still crying out for reform.

‘We need more time’ – as the mandatory vax deadline looms, the aged care sector is divided

As the mandatory cut-off date looms, there is discord and uncertainty within the aged care community. While 90.8 per cent, of aged-care staff have received their first jab as of Monday, there are fears that an already understaffed and overworked industry will be pushed over the edge by potential lay-offs come the deadline.  

On this important mental health day ‘Are they really OK? Ask them today’

Whether it be an elderly patient, a fellow health colleague or an unpaid carer, today is the day to ask one small but potentially life-saving question: “Are you OK?”

Feature Q&A – senior aged care advisor at Speech Pathology Australia, Kym Torresi

Last week was Speech Pathology Week, but the conversation is ongoing about the specific communication difficulties facing elderly people generally, as well as the new compounding challenges of the digital and COVID eras. Aged Care News journalist Bianca Roberts spoke to Kym Torresi, senior aged care advisor at Speech Pathology Australia, about these issues and more.

Lifeview’s superb Planting with a Purpose program harvests well-earned awards win

One aged care facility is encouraging green thumbs to help counter the blues in a programme that has won the Team Excellence section of the 2021 HESTA Excellence Awards.

RFBI’s award-winning Mental Moments Show to be bigger and better this year

A desire to ‘care for the carers’ was at the heart of the Royal Freemasons' Benevolent Institution’s (RFBI) award-winning programme, ’Mental Moments Show’.

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