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Fed up aged care workers rally outside Federal Parliament demanding change

The Federal Government was squarely in the campaign sights of aged care workers who rallied outside Federal Parliament yesterday, after being, what they call 'dudded', in Tuesday night's Budget.

Employment minister not convinced aged care facilities are in COVID crisis

Government minister Stuart Robert has refuted a new survey in Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper, which claims the nation's aged care system is so overstretched, many elderly residents are going without food and drink and even essential medication.

SA aged care provider to hold Open Day on November 3

ACH Group, which has residential care homes in Goolwa and Yankalilla and provides home and community services to Fleurieu residents, is currently recruiting for various roles in particular registered and enrolled nurses and care workers.

NSW facility Moran Engadine welcomes new general manager

Southern Sydney respite and permanent aged care provider Moran Engadine has announced the appointment of Jill Allsopp as its new general manager.

‘Committed, hard-working and friendly’ Simopoulos latest recipient of OSCAR excellence award

OSCAR Care Group has announced that the latest recipient of The OSCARS Recognition of Excellence program is Sofia Simopoulos, from Fronditha Care Thornbury in Victoria.

Health department boss defends giving ‘greater priority’ to aged care residents in vaccine rollout

Department of Health Secretary Professor Brendan Murphy has defended making nursing home residents a higher coronavirus vaccination priority than people living in disability care.

Aged care sector in coming years facing ‘staffing dilemma of unprecedented scale’

One in five aged care workers are ready to walk away from the industry within the next 12 months over poor pay and extreme stress, a new survey has found.

New bill calls for a national law requiring registered nurses 24/7 in nursing homes

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is calling on all Federal Senators to support a private member's bill, the Aged Care Amendment (Registered Nurses Ensuring Quality Care) Bill 2021, introduced by Senator Rex Patrick yesterday (Tuesday, September 1).

Reminder that COVID support grants available

The Commonwealth is committed to helping aged care providers manage the financial impacts associated with COVID-19, in addition to direct support through case management, PPE supply and other assistance in the event of an outbreak.

The reality of high-rise loneliness during COVID-19

Macquarie University researchers have gained a unique insight into the experience of high-rise living during COVID-19.

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