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Health dept tips for managing influenza and COVID-19 in aged care

As winter sets in, the department of health is strongly encouraging facility operators and management to engage with residents and workers to discuss influenza and COVID-19 vaccination options and support the consent process to achieve optimum vaccination coverage.

‘A momentous day for aged care’ as vote passes to confirm LASA and ACSA merger

Members of Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) and Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), have formally passed the a vote to create a single, unitary organisation to represent aged care providers.

Covid likely to trigger wave of aged care closures unless new funding is found: CHA

Catholic Health Australia is warning dozens of aged care homes around Australia are on the verge of collapse due to the heavy drain on their already-strained finances created by the resurgence of COVID-19.

Wollert Lifestyle Clubhouse a superb example of innovative aged care architecture

DKO Architecture's Jesse Linardi was instrumental in developing a new, state-of-the-art communal space for Lifestyle Communities retirement villages. "Our approach was formed around placing a building within a community that wasn’t age specific and could become a desired destination in itself, with an offering for everyone," he says. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Upcoming changes to My Aged Care provider reporting for all aged care providers

The federal health department is currently making improvements to the My Aged Care reporting template for residential and in-home and community aged care providers’ weekly reporting on resident and workforce COVID-19 vaccination status.

Labor’s plans for aged care are targeted but fall short of what’s needed: Opinion

While Labor’s announcements in Anthony Albanese's budget reply speech last week are worthy initiatives, they stop short of the comprehensive plan we need for reform, according to La Trobe University's HAL SWERISSEN.

ADA offers up pre-election solutions to fix a broken dental system

The Australian Dental Association says the election presents a golden opportunity to remedy the enormous mess that is the nation’s dental system.

Reynolds confirms aged care pay rise not part of Federal Budget

Government Services Minister Linda Reynolds says the Morrison Government will review any decisions by the independent regulator before committing to a pay rise for aged care workers.

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.

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

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