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Facility boss’s admission a stark reality as concerning cluster spreads

The operator of the Baulkham Hills nursing home in northwest Sydney, where five residents have contracted the coronavirus, admits there would be no one to provide care if employment was restricted to those already vaccinated.

Sydney aged care worker tests positive to coronavirus

An aged care worker in Sydney's northwest has been diagnosed with COVID-19 but almost all of the nursing home's residents are fully vaccinated.

Aged care worker vaccine decision welcomed, but questions remain

The chair of one of Australia's largest aged care providers has welcomed the belated decision to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for all workers.

Paid vaccine leave for aged care workers must be guaranteed: HSU

The Health Services Union (HSU) says the Government's plan to make vaccinations mandatory for aged care care workers will see the workforce crumble unless workers have an ironclad right to paid leave to receive the jab and recover.

Govt pledge to ensure aged care residents get greater GP access

The Federal Government is providing $42.8 million for greater face-to-face contact for aged-care residents with their GPs.

Empowering older people could be key to positive change: new research

A research team led by Curtin University has demonstrated the potential of older people to play a direct role in tackling community issues affecting them such as food security.

Yes, it’s uncomfortable, but as a nation we need to start talking about end-of-life care

A new national study from The Australian National University (ANU) reveals a disturbing number of people in this country are not receiving suitable end-of-life care.

WA aged care workers say they’ll quit rather than have compulsory COVID jab

Around a third of Western Australia’s aged care work force have said they would resign if they were forced to have a COVID-19 vaccination.

Talk with Ted a powerful AI addition to dementia education

For those with limited experience communicating with a person with dementia, even the most well-intentioned act can quickly spiral into a distressing scene for both the carer and person receiving care. And while practise makes perfect, honing your skills on real people isn’t always ideal. Thankfully, Ted is here to help.

Fun and cheeky Melbourne aged care facility music video goes viral

A music video involving Melbourne aged care staff and residents joyfully getting on with life, despite the recent Covid scare and lockdown, has gone viral online, delighting thousands online with participants’ cheekiness, sense of fun and undiminished resilience.

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