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Long-term jobless struggling to find work, entry-level aged care opps touted solution

Mature-age jobseekers and people with disabilities are among thousands of Australians struggling to re-enter the workforce despite low unemployment.

Nicholl helping usher in new era of quality aged care services, programs and advocacy

Debra Nicholl's recent appointment as CEO of Victorian organisation Elder Rights Advocacy (ERA), is the perfect icing on the cake of a long and varied career in the sector. Having worked as an advocate, senior educator, advocacy manager, programs manager and deputy CEO she brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and empathy to her new exciting role. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Dedicated nurse shares the rich rewards of looking after someone in their own home

For South Australian Kim Long, a family member's very personal aged care experience has resulted in a life-long commitment to supporting older Australians to remain in their home environment for as long as they can. The registered nurse encourages fellow graduates to seriously consider aged care as a richly fulfilling and satisfying career option. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Unions push for non-members to share in cost of worker wins

A number of Australian unions, including the Health Services Union, have suggested non-members should pay a fee to cover the costs of negotiating higher wages and better conditions.

Grandmother’s 30+ year nursing dream finally comes true

A 54-year-old mother of five and grandmother of two is among the 13 students who graduated from Mater Education's Diploma of Nursing program in Townsville this week. Karen Lythgo has wanted to be a nurse since she was a teenager and is now a qualified Enrolled Nurse.

Much-admired NARI director honoured for dedication to ageing and aged care research

Director of the National Ageing Research Institute, Professor Briony Dow, has been recognised by the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) for her ongoing dedication to ageing and aged care research, at the 2022 AAG Conference.

Home care providers spreading the Christmas cheer for country’s most vulnerable

Whether it be an older Australian without family, or a person with disability and high physical needs, home care support workers around the country are doing their bit to ensure everyone gets to feel special and connected this Christmas.

Queensland offers thousands of free TAFE courses, including aged care

Thousands of Queenslanders will be able to enrol for free TAFE courses as the state and federal governments try to fill skills shortages across a wide range of sectors.

From cabin manager to aged care and NDIS services operator, Richters is all about his people

After a burst ear-drum ended his high-flying cabin manager days, and a dodgy home care manager almost forced him out of that industry altogether, Jay Richters decided he could do a better job himself, and so set up his own business called Together We Care. With a focus on treating staff and care recipients with dignity, respect, honesty and integrity, and a business model prioritising service not profit, the company is going gang-busters and looking to spread its wings across the nation. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Nurse Practitioner Week 2022 a chance for us all to celebrate and appreciate their crucial role

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation says Nurse Practitioner Week (12-18 December) is an opportunity for us all to celebrate and appreciate the crucial role nurse practitioners play in delivering quality care and improving health outcomes across Australian communities.

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