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What would you do if an older person you know was having thoughts of suicide?

If you work with older people and would like to learn how to help prevent suicide, Anglicare’s new free Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program can provide the training you need.

New Tasmanian aged care training program a boost for local workforce

A multidisciplinary teaching hub at a New Norfolk aged care facility will secure greater opportunities for health students and better access to services for older Tasmanians across the region, according to the Federal Government.

Eden aged care residents and staff welcome Uniting to town

Residents and staff of the recently acquired Uniting NSW.ACT residential aged care home in Eden are praising the seamless transition the facility has undergone, particularly considering the unique challenges of dealing with a pandemic at the same time.

ANMF wants action from large private aged care companies on stopping resident violence

The Victorian branch of the ANMF is calling on the largest private and not-for-profit residential aged care groups to urgently adopt its 10-point plan to stop systemic resident and family violence against nurses and personal care workers.

Our elderly are suffering in silence – it’s time we heard them

Tracey Ryan is a Special Counsel and the General Manager of Loss Recovery practices in a large law firm. She says since the royal commission things have got much worse in aged care, in what amounts to gross failings of the most vulnerable in our society.

WA’s Capecare setting and staff accommodation make for memorable working experience

Capecare, a leading non-profit aged care provider in WA’s South West, has created a novel and creative way to take some pressure off both the staff and long term housing availability challenges by temporarily converting some of its cottage respite accommodation and office spaces into staff accommodation.

Jabs urged as COVID surges in Hong Kong, swamps aged care facilities

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says the city's vaccination program will target the elderly and children amid a surge in coronavirus infections. The virus is ripping through aged care homes and overwhelming hospitals.

New SKILLS4You program providing supportive job pathway for migrant women into aged care

Macquarie Community College's new SKILLS4You program for migrant women, involves increasing participants' English language and literacy skills, understanding their level of employment readiness for local workplaces, setting specific employment-related goals, and working towards achieving them. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Pre-election ACRN questionnaire asks politicians: ‘where do you stand on aged care?’

Political action group Aged Care Reform Now is ramping up its pre-election campaign, and if politicians think that spin will suffice during this election cycle, they are greatly underestimating the group’s fight for real accountability. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

New Centre for Growth and Translational Research to ’empower and engage the aged care workforce to unprecedented extent’

A new, state of the art $34 million research facility is providing fresh hope of developing an empowered aged care workforce and better clinical outcomes for older Australians.

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