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Brisbane aged care facility celebrates 50 eventful years of caring for seniors

A Brisbane aged care community set on land donated by pioneering European settlers is celebrating five decades of caring for local seniors.

Webinar on ‘Preventing sexual assault of people with dementia in residential aged care’

This important OPAN webinar outlines the role that perceptions of people with dementia play in their vulnerability to sexual assault in residential aged care and offers practical resources for prevention.

Resources are at hand to help you deal with the death of a cherished elder in aged care

During this Palliative Care Week, it is important for aged care workers to check in with themselves and ask how they are coping with the reality of death in their workplace? Flinders University's Professor Jennifer Tieman, tells BIANCA ROBERTS about how she and her team have been working on resources developed to provide some much needed care to the emotionally fatigued in the sector.

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.

Moving Story dementia project improving aged care for all by celebrating lives – then and now

Co-founder and creative director of Tasmanian charity Arts Health Agency, Chris Mead has used his experience caring for his mother, who lived with dementia, to inspire a fierce determination to improve the quality of life of all older persons in a similar position. BIANCA ROBERTS discovers the simple humanity and undeniable power of his transformative Moving Story project.

Magic of music elevates aged care facility during Big Band Day In

Musically blessed artists living at Arcare Burnside Melbourne's north-west have joined forces with Paul Gillett’s Big Band Day In, to delight staff and fellow residents with a range of special songs and musical treats during a memorable afternoon trip down memory lane.

Aged care residents’ honoured on Anzac Day for their war service

On Anzac Day, Carinity paid respect to past and present Australian defence personnel – including present-day aged care residents who served during World War II.

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.

Maggie Beer’s magnificent mission to elevate nutrition and flavour in aged care cooking

Back in 2010, as Senior Australian of the Year, Maggie Beer was asked to speak to an audience of 1000 aged care CEOs and soon after began researching the status of nutrition in aged care. What she found shocked and devastated her. Having established her own foundation in 2014 to tackle the issue, Beer has just launched a world-first program tailored to the unique requirements of cooking for people in aged care settings. BIANCA ROBERTS chatted to the national treasure.

More COVID deaths in aged care this year than two preceding years put together

There have been more COVID-19 deaths in aged care facilities this year than the first two years of the pandemic combined.

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