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Wound care digital toolkit ‘powerful asset’ to improve health and quality of life for aged care residents

More than 400,000 Australians are estimated to suffer chronic wounds at any given time, with the condition costing the system more than $3.5 billion. Coviu, the Federal Government's video telehealth platform of choice, is being funded to develop an innovative digital solution for wound care. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Inquest hears St Basil’s residents transferred to hospital ‘malnourished and dehydrated’

Residents from a Melbourne aged care home struck by COVID-19 appeared malnourished, dehydrated and "barely conscious" after being transferred to a hospital, an inquest has been told.

National webinar on aged care COVID-19 preparedness

The federal department of health is encouraging aged care providers to check and maintain their COVID-19 outbreak management preparedness as we continue to move towards ‘living with COVID’.

Study finds daytime meals may reduce health risks linked to night shift work

A new study could lead to novel behavioural interventions aimed at improving the health of shift workers who past studies show may be at an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

Experts call for urgent action with Aussie blood pressure out of control

Reducing rates of high blood pressure by just a quarter could save 37,000 lives and return $34.3 billion to the economy according to leading Australian experts.

New research suggests sunshine vitamin important for cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you’re down on this essential nutrient, it’s not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

High school completion and occupational complexity linked to dementia prevention

An international research collaboration has found that high occupational complexity is associated with dementia-free survival time, highlighting the importance of maintaining cognitive stimulation throughout life for lowering the risk of dementia.

St Basil’s surge workforce lacked deadline

An inquest has heard there was no deadline for deciding whether it was possible to source an adequate replacement workforce at a Melbourne aged home struck by COVID-19.

Senate inquiry hears more than 90 per cent of aged care workers on permanent part-time contracts

A hard day's work is not rewarded with fair pay because of the prevalence of insecure employment contracts in Australia, a Senate inquiry has heard. 

OPAN report reveals system still with a long way to go responding to royal commission recommendations

The contents of a new qualitative report from the Older Person’s Advocacy Network paint a picture of a system that has a long way to go in realising the recommendations of the royal commission. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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