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Last Days program first of its kind to nurture understanding about death and dying

A new program to be launched next month is the first in-person, community-focussed course to provide practical and effective education to improve knowledge and confidence for those caring for someone in their last days, weeks, or months of life.

Ebomah’s journey a wonderful example of graduate opportunities at Resthaven

Recently, Master of Business Information Systems graduate, Solomon Ebomah, transitioned from internship to employment at Rosehaven. With their continued support,he is hopeful to be granted his Permanent Resident Visa soon.

Exciting new AI tech using predictive indicators to help reduce incidence of falls

Falls are a major health concern in aged care, with between 30 to 50 percent of residents experiencing a fall each year. A new three-year, government-funded trial is aiming not only to detect falls, but even more importantly, head them off before they happen. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

CSIRO researchers use machine learning to advance Alzheimer’s research

Scientists from CSIRO, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, have used artificial intelligence to develop a world-first benchmark for measuring brain atrophy – or thinning – in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Inexpensive air monitors identify ‘super-spreader’ areas in health settings – new research

Placing CO2 monitors in public spaces, such as hospitals, schools and aged-care facilities, could play a major role in the battle against airborne respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19 and the flu, according to South Australian health experts.

New tech looking to change the way nursing is being delivered

Emerging care management platforms such as ACE (Aged Care Ecosystem) Technology, developed by Humanetix, are changing the way aged care nursing is being delivered, with nurses able to spend more time with patients, doing what they do best.

New tech sewing the seeds of a fruitful fresh produce future in aged care facilities

New technology is making home grown produce within urban environments a feasible reality for aged care facilities, with innovations such as the 'Foodcube' providing a valuable solution to a number of challenges faced by the older generation. Retired accountant and photographer Perry Cho discovered the Foodcube 18 months ago and his backyard's transformation - and harvesting overhaul - has been a blissful success. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Challenges of COVID years highlights need for digital healthcare growth

Health systems struggling to cope with the pandemic and budget and staff shortages have an opportunity to make service and operating improvements with health informatics and digital health applications, according to researchers from Flinders University, James Cook University and Hong Kong’s Tung Wah Colllege.

Go-to resource for meaningful consultation with people impacted by dementia

Dementia Australia has released Half the Story, a guide co-authored by people impacted by dementia for organisations to engage in meaningful consultation with people living with dementia, their families and carers.

2023 National Retirement Living Awards finalists announced

With a record number of applicants in a record number of award categories, judges have now shortlisted finalists for the 2023 National Retirement Living Awards.

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