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Very special equine guest transports delighted aged care resident back to his youth

‘Darling, is this for me?' uttered aged care resident Arthur Sherman to his wife Elaine, when Hammondcare staff arranged a very special visit from quarterhorse, Winston.

Private beds transfer not considered for St Basils residents, despite ready availability

Evacuating residents of a Melbourne aged care home hit by COVID-19 to private hospitals was never seriously considered despite hundreds of beds being available, an inquest has heard.

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

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.

Senate committee hears allied health issue ‘a matter of life and death’ for aged care residents

The fight for explicit allied health provision within the incoming AN-ACC funding model has been brought to the (virtual) doorsteps of parliament during an online Senate Committee hearing.

Inquest told St Basil’s conditions saw staff ‘in tears’

An inquest into a COVID-19 outbreak that led to 50 deaths at a Melbourne aged care home, has heard conditions there became so bad that health staff were reduced to tears.

Nationwide COVID-prevention policies in aged care are having a devastating affect on staff and residents alike

Locking down residential aged care facilities has been seen by many providers during the pandemic as the only means of shielding residents from the incoming tidal wave of COVID-19 infections. But it's an intervention that has had serious side effects. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.

Study looks at ways to treat depression in elderly isolated during COVID

A new study suggests a brief telephone-delivered behavioural treatment can improve the mental health of the elderly who have been isolating during the pandemic.

COTA calls for an ‘Essential Visitor’ system in aged care after damaging impacts on residents due to extended lockdowns

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia is calling on all state and territory governments to immediately ensure that their public health orders and directions relating to COVID-19 and nursing homes include a provision that all aged care residents have access to at least one ‘Essential Visitor’ who can see them in person, even during a Covid outbreak.

St Basil’s families to speak at inquest into deaths during Victoria’s COVID-19 second wave outbreak

Family members of residents who died from COVID-19 at a Melbourne nursing home will give evidence at an inquest into their deaths.

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