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International Nurses Day a time for nurses to lead

International Nurses Day represents an opportunity to reflect upon the significant contribution nurses make in all health care settings, but particularly this year with nurses leading both the continued fight against COVID-19 and the recovery from the pandemic, according to the Australian College of Nursing (ACN).

Dementia Australia welcomes transformational Federal Budget investment

Dementia Australia chair, Professor Graeme Samuel, said on behalf of the half a million people living with dementia and the 1.6 million people involved in their care he is extremely grateful for the $229.4 million allocated in the Federal Budget to dementia.

Kindy kids and elderly kids at heart bridge generation gap

Unlikely friendships between generations have been springing into life on the Gold Coast as part of a superb intergenerational program headed by Robina’s Odyssey Lifestyle Care Communities and early education provider Little Scholars.

Anglicare SQ again named aged care’s most trusted brand

For the third year in a row, Anglicare Southern Queensland, has been named Most Trusted Brand in Aged Care and Retirement Villages in the annual Reader’s Digest survey.

New study to shed light on surveillance cameras in aged care

A new ECU project will investigate how security cameras could be used to improve patient safety in aged care homes.

End-of-life crisis looms for older Australians without planning

A new national study has found that 70 per cent of Australians aged 65+ are sidestepping the opportunity to control their end-of-life care, with men less likely to plan than women.

Constant concern of aged care sex assault

More than 100 incidents of unlawful and inappropriate sexual contact in aged care homes have been reported in a month under a new scheme.

Compulsory for aged-care visitors in Qld to have had flu shots

All visitors to Queensland aged care homes will be required to have proof of their 2021 flu shots from the end of May.

New nutrition and quality food standards in health and aged care a positive move

VicHealth has welcomed news that the Victorian State Government is set to deliver new nutrition and quality food standards that will see Victorian patients and residential aged care residents access higher quality and more culturally-diverse and locally-sourced meals. 

Slow vaccine rollout in aged care prompts one provider to go it alone

Residents at Shepparton's Menarock Life Aged Care facility were thrilled this week to receive a special Easter visit by a group of community-minded local tradies just prior to the Easter long weekend.

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