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COVID-caused social isolation and drops in physical activity have lifted frailty rates, but help is at hand

To tackle an alarming increase in falls among older people due to COVID-caused decreased physical functioning, Dr Judy Lowthian is leading the development of a program which aims to draw together services from a variety of major Melbourne health providers, and packaging them in an accessible format for at risk elders. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Newmarch COVID outbreak ‘felt like a horror movie’: nurse testimony at inquest

Walking around the dark corridors of Sydney's Newmarch House hearing cries for help from residents was like being in a horror movie, an inquest has been told.

Govt pledges to fund aged care pay rise, waiting on Fair Work Commission

The Federal Government will push for a significant and meaningful pay rise for workers in the aged care sector in a pitch to the industrial umpire.

‘The rewards outweigh everything’ – why these workers are passionate about their jobs

With Aged Care Employee Day to celebrated on Sunday (August 8), two staff members from Lifeview Residential Care­­­ in Melbourne have shared with Aged Care News their insights on what brought them to aged care and why they are proud of the work that they do. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

The reality of life at the ‘coal-face’ in the lead-up to Aged Care Employee Day

Janine Ridley is a PCA and lifestyle coordinator who has worked at the Villa Maria Wantirna aged care facility for the last eight years. She gives us a revealing glimpse into her workplace and says it’s the priceless relationships with her colleagues and residents that have helped pull her through the past three tumultuous years. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Australian-first dedicated aged care research centre opens in Adelaide

Aged care Research and Industry Innovation Australia is the nation’s first dedicated centre with a core purpose of providing resources and assistance to the nation’s aged care workforce to deliver best practice care and support for older Australians today, and for generations of older Australians to come.

Nominations open for 2022 innovAGEING National Awards

Australia’s innovation network for age services, along with partners Commonwealth Bank and KPMG Australia, are calling on innovators who've developed new and better ways of providing care and services to older Australians to nominate for the 2022 innovAGEING National Awards.

Next cab off the rank – aged care pay rise proposal on the way

A proposal to give aged care workers a pay rise will be submitted by the Federal Government next week. Unions are advocating for at least a 25 per cent pay rise for employees in the wake of the aged care royal commission.

When your mother-in-law is Everybody’s Oma – Megan Van Genderen on surviving as a carer

As Everybody's Oma rolls out in cinemas nationwide, BIANCA ROBERTS speaks to Oma’s daughter-in-law, and registered nutritionist, Megan Van Genderen, about what she learned along the way as a carer for Oma, as well as her plans to continue advocacy work on behalf of the 2.65 million unpaid carers nationwide.

Renewing and rebuilding social connection – and Ending Loneliness Together

International experts and local interested parties have gathered in Parliament House with a message for all Australians: it’s time to renew connection and rebuild relationships.

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