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Industry & Reform

Government seeks to explain aged care restrictive practice act amendments as concerns and objections voiced

Proposed amendments to federal aged care legislation will prevent legal challenges to residential aged care facility providers implementing restrictive practices, where consent has been given prior. Aged care advocates have concerns. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Workforce representatives ‘left out’ of aged care advisory council

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has expressed its extreme disappointment that nursing and aged care workforce representatives have been left out of the Morrison Government's new National Aged Care Advisory Council.

Understanding the impacts of sexual assault and reporting requirements: free webinar

An online seminar/workshop for residential aged care service providers on Monday, December 6, aims to help participants understand changes to reporting sexual assault under the Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS), differentiate between Priority 1 and 2 reports, understand the physical and psychological impacts of sexual assault and access the #ReadyToListen resources.

Inquest told St Basil’s resident a ‘breathing skeleton’

Jakov Pucar was like a "breathing skeleton" when he was admitted to hospital after he wasn't fed properly and contracted COVID-19 at his Melbourne aged care home, an inquest has been told.

Mornington Peninsula welcomes new 5-star state-of-the-art aged care residence

Highly regarded aged care provider, Arcare opened their new five-star residence in Balnarring on Monday, November 15, bringing state-of-the-art amenities and excellence in care to the Mornington Peninsula.

Calls for re-funding of life-changing dementia-friendly communities program

Dementia Australia is calling on the Australian Government and the opposition political parties to commit to recurring funding as an election commitment for the Dementia-Friendly Communities program, past the current June 2022 completion date.

Worker awareness key to halting unpaid super scourge in its tracks

Millions of Australian workers remain unaware that they’re missing out on billions in super they are entitled to, so Industry Super Australia is urging workers to check if they are getting what they are owed.  

Young people should not be living in aged care facilities and Summer Foundation is busy doing something about it

Summer Foundation’s Annual Public Forum was held in early November to discuss and resolve what's being done and what remains to be done to achieve successful resolution to the issue of young people in aged care. As BIANCA ROBERTS has discovered, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

RACGP president pleads for lessons from COVID-19 vaccine rollout to not be forgotten

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has warned against a return to “business as usual” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and urged leaders to heed vital lessons from the vaccine rollout.

Inquest hears aged care home called to say dying mum was ‘alive and well’, she wasn’t

Spiros and Dora Vasilakis had already said a last goodbye to their dying mother Maria in hospital when a nursing home called them saying she was "alive and well". "This is how chaotic it was," Spiros Vasilakis told the St Basil's inquest on Tuesday.

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