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Nurse of the Year was always destined for caring profession

Those who know Western Australian nurse Deborah Jones might tell you she was born for a role in the caring profession. Even an unsuspecting insurance...

Older adults’ mental health the focus of newly funded screening tool

A new tool to provide mental health screening for older adults and enable early interventions is being developed thanks to funding provided by The Ian Potter Foundation.

Nurse-led home blood transfusions continue healthcare trend

A trend from hospital to home-based care, accelerated during COVID-19, looks set to continue with the first evidence in Australia that regular blood transfusions can be safely performed in residential homes and aged care facilities.

Most Australians support tax levy to improve aged care: ANU study

The vast majority of Australians are not confident in the country's aged care system, with more than one-in-10 saying they have no confidence at all, new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Ask Annie app offers dementia ‘micro-lessons’ to support home care workers

Dementia Australia has launched an innovative mobile app aimed at improving the quality of care for people living with dementia.

GPs enlisted to vaccinate older and vulnerable Australians against COVID-19

General practitioners are being requested by the Federal Government to vaccinate older and more vulnerable Australians against COVID-19 in their own homes.

Richly deserved Queen’s Birthday honours for dementia stalwarts

Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe and dementia advocate Anne Tudor, have been included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced on Monday.

Regional aged care receives significant boost in Queensland budget

The Queensland Government is investing an extra $100 million in regional health and aged care, but has slashed capital spending by $147 million in its State Budget.

LASA’s call-out for Next Gen Ambassadors to help build aged care’s future

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) Next Gen is appealing to younger age care workers to join it's ambassador program this month.

New Vic resource to help aged care staff recognise and respond to elder abuse

The Victorian Government is boosting training for aged care staff to help them recognise the signs of elder abuse, and how to deal with it.

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