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Fed Govt provides advice to aged care providers in Victoria, NSW and ACT

There are now enhanced visitor restrictions, screening and testing for all aged care facilities in Victoria. There is also updated screening advice for residential aged and home care services in NSW and ACT.

Voluntary Assisted Dying laws introduced to Queensland Parliament

Legislation to allow access to voluntary assisted dying in Queensland has been introduced into Parliament today.

Palliative care much more than end of life care

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has welcomed this year’s National Palliative Care Week, running from Sunday May 23 until Saturday May 29.

NSW woman avoids prison for mother’s death

A woman who killed her elderly mother at a NSW nursing home has avoided jail and instead been given a community-based sentence.

Govy survey to inform skills development program for aged care staff

Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA), on behalf of the Department of Health, is seeking the views of aged care management and staff (including nurses, allied health workers, and personal care workers) to inform a skills development program for staff working in home-based and residential aged care.

Systemic flaws rife in aged care: royal commission

One in three aged care residents in Australia has suffered substandard care, according to a damning royal commission report which has urged sweeping reforms. 

LASA announces Retirement Village Manager of the Year finalists

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has congratulated Julie Renshaw, Stephen Pether, Lyn Ferguson, and Nikki Dhawan on being named finalists for the Retirement Village Manager of the Year 2021.

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.

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