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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.

Mandatory vax info webinar for in-home and community aged care workers in WA and Tasmania

To support in-home and community aged care workers in Western Australia and Tasmania, two special live webinars are scheduled for next week on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

Braeside Hospital celebrating 25 years of exceptional care in Sydney’s south west

Braeside Hospital in Sydney’s south west has been celebrated in a special ceremony, to honour a quarter of a century of providing quality palliative care, rehabilitation and older persons’ mental health to its rich and diverse local communities.

Researchers are delving into smart technology and looking at just how it will impact homes for seniors

Smart Homes for Seniors, Intelligent Home Solutions for Independent Living is a new multiple university study into what extent smart technology and artificial intelligence will augment aged care in the future. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to researcher Dr Sarah Pink about the project.

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.

Support grows for NSW assisted dying bill, vote likely today

A bill to legalise voluntary assisted dying is just nine votes short of passing the lower house in NSW, but will face an onslaught of amendments.

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