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Why #ReadyToListen matters when it comes to sexual assault disclosures in aged care: forum

A forum, on June 30 at 11.30am (AEST) will host providers and advocates sharing their perspectives on why #ReadyToListen matters when it comes to sexual assault disclosures in residential aged care.

Providers under growing financial pressure and in need of Govt assistance: Sadler

ACCPA Interim CEO Paul Sadler has told Aged Care News that many providers could be forced out of the sector without Government funding that will allow them to meet the increasing costs of providing quality care and support. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Aged care provider gets behind resident living his V8 racing dream

Ray Beckerley is a resident at Homestyle Aged Care Clarendon Grange in Victoria. He's also crew chief for a Holden VH Commodore race car driver, who competes in the Victorian V8 Series. With great skill and power of persuasion, the passionate racing enthusiast has expertly also secured sponsorship for his team by his aged care provider.

Promising new tech looking to make anxiety-inducing injections a thing of the past

A startup associated with Chulalongkorn University has developed an innovative 'detachable and dissolvable microneedle' that makes any injections easy and painless for everyone, while also significantly reducing medical wastes.

Pets wonderful means of helping elders exercise, engage and reduce their social isolation

As communities cautiously reengage after years of pandemic isolation, COTA VIC is encouraging older Australians to discover the health boosting power of life enjoyed with a four legged friend by their side. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

COVID inquest into St Basil’s described as being a criminal ‘dress rehearsal’

WorkSafe has been accused of using an inquest into the deaths of dozens of St Basil's Home for the Aged residents as a "dress rehearsal" for the prosecution of the home's management. 

How going on holiday could be a quality treatment option for dementia: new study

A new cross-disciplinary paper from Edith Cowan University proposes we change the way we view tourism, seeing it not just as a recreational experience but as an industry that can provide real health benefits.

Older person’s self-perception of own health a predictor of future health: research

An older person’s perceptions about their health — known as 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) — may predict their health in the future, new Monash research shows.

Perrottet steps up ‘war on wages’ with new fines for nurses, teachers: union

Unions NSW says Dominic Perrottet’s war on wages has stepped up a gear with a plan to impose new fines on unions that stand up for decent living standards.

Experts recommend drug-free approach to treating depression symptoms in people living with dementia

Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has confirmed treating symptoms of depression is most effective when a non-pharmacological approach is adopted, in people living with dementia.

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