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Young kids and elders lift each others’ spirits through magical Notes to Nursing Homes pen pal program

A pen pal system between Woy Woy South Public School on the NSW Central Coast and nearby residential aged care facility HammondCare Woy Woy has allowed students and the home’s residents to swap pictures, stories and jokes during some of the most strict of lockdown conditions. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Inquest told nurse boss advised against St Basil’s evacuation

The nation's chief nursing and midwifery officer initially advised against a wholesale evacuation of a coronavirus-hit Victorian aged care home a week before it was shut down, an inquest has heard.

Beautiful Bloom representative of new revitalised era of aged care residences

Informed by the royal commission's findings and concerns, and mindful of the many and varying effects of COVID, along with the changing demands of families and residents, Victoria's new state-of-the-art aged care residence, Bloom, in Clyde North represents the growing need for more holistic and better designed aged care homes that support the full spectrum of personal, social and practical needs of residents and their families.

Mornington Peninsula welcomes new 5-star state-of-the-art aged care residence

Highly regarded aged care provider, Arcare opened their new five-star residence in Balnarring on Monday, November 15, bringing state-of-the-art amenities and excellence in care to the Mornington Peninsula.

Inquest hears lack of food and medicine following St Basils staffing takeover

There were infection control breaches, and a lack of food and medicine for residents within hours of the quarantining of staff at the St Basil's aged care home in Melbourne, an inquest has heard.

A new benchmark for accommodating elders from rural backgrounds

The new $32 million 'Residences at Brownesholme’ facility in regional Queensland aims to provide high quality care but also a continuation of the country lifestyle enjoyed by residents before entering the facility.

Inquest hears St Basil’s struggled to find enough staff

Aged care providers struggled to meet nursing home needs as more and more staff refused to work in COVID-19 positive workplaces, an inquest has heard.

St Basil’s inquest told staff replaced, despite warnings it could be dangerous

An inquest into a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at a Melbourne aged care home has heard federal public servants decided to replace staff at the home despite doctors' warnings it was a dangerous move.

New world class $70 million aged care facility opens in Penshurst in southern Sydney

Family owned, multi-award-winning aged care provider, Hall & Prior Health & Aged Care Group, is on the expansion trail in NSW, with a new $70 million facility and plans to increase the number of beds in its 13 aged care homes in the state from the current 700 to 1000 beds.

Outstanding Aussie global start-up comp entries hoping to revolutionise aged care here and overseas

The owners of three tech start-up companies with a desire to improve elders’ quality-of-life competed in the She Loves Tech Australian final last Friday, a global competition providing participants the chance of winning US$50,000 to help kick start the expansion of their business.

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