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Chronic disease at tipping point, Government must act: PHAA

The Public Health Association of Australia has backed a new report from the Grattan Institute, agreeing that Australia is headed for a chronic disease nightmare unless the Federal Government acts.

Well-off users must contribute more for aged care: Catholic Health Australia

Wealthier Australians should contribute more for their aged care to make sure providers can remain open and the sector can survive to provide for those who can least afford it, Catholic Health Australia, says.

Turner Institute Advisory Council’s innovative approach drawing interest

The new Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health Advisory Council, chaired by former federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, has met for the first time.

Some inside tips on adjusting to a new beginning in aged care

For Coral Hartley, the move to aged care involved a relocation from Bundaberg to Brisbane. After a period of ill-health and hospitalisation, she faced the reality that living at home in Bundaberg was no longer practical – particularly given her son Stephen lives in Brisbane.

Fishbowl encore an opportunity to showcase and champion improved dementia care quality

Returning to the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023 from March 7-19, The Fishbowl is a fabulous one-hour experimental theatre performance inspired by actor, aged care worker and writer Matthew Barker's personal diary entries from 2016 while working in a memory support unit. New audio has been added for the 2023 iteration of the play, comprising interview material from experts, other aged care workers and family members of those with lived experience of dementia. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Share your work and experience, be a speaker at 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference

A dynamic program of speakers, presentations, performances, and workshops is at the heart of a successful 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (23OPCC) in Sydney this September.

Innovative, non-invasive hand-held device assisting prevention of pressure injuries

In a first for aged care providers in this country, Peninsula Villages has introduced a new technology to its aged care facilities that can assist with the early detection of pressure injuries amongst residents.

UnitingCare’s latest elder abuse report highlights prevalence across Qld

UnitingCare’s latest report into elder abuse highlights the prevalence of this distressing issue across Queensland. The report reveals that victims often experience psychological distress, deterioration in their health, and financial consequences from the abuse.

ACN urges Government to support nurses delivering COVID-19 vaccines

The Australian College of Nursing has called on the Government to support the nursing profession in delivering COVID-19 vaccines in residential aged care facilities and residential disability facilities.

In-home care ensuring six-decade love affair lives on and on: Valentines Day inspiration

WA couple Karlene and Bob Mossman met not long after they both enlisted in the Australian Defence Force in the late 1950s, and it was love at first sight. Today, with a little in-home care assistance and a never-faltering affection that has lasted six decades, the couple's romantic flame burns brightly on. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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