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National webinar on aged care COVID-19 preparedness

The federal department of health is encouraging aged care providers to check and maintain their COVID-19 outbreak management preparedness as we continue to move towards ‘living with COVID’.

Aged care home and community care staff encouraged to get vaccinated

Aged care staff working in home care and community services are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccinations as soon as possible to ensure increased protection for the vulnerable older Australians for whom they care.

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.

Tailored Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 for sentior leaders

The Federal Government is reminding providers that the Aged Care Emergency and Crisis Management Training Program 2021 is now available and free for all participants.

Workers need to be aware of changes to super that could tie them to a dud fund

About 80 per cent of Australians do not know about an important change to superannuation that could see them tied to a fund for life from today, being stuck in a poor fund that could cost them up to $230,000.

Aged care workers being left behind as low pay and lack of housing affordability bite

A combination of low, stagnant wages and lack of affordable housing is making life hard for aged care workers across the country. Everybody’s Home spokesperson Kate Colvin tells Aged Care News that lack of affordable housing supply is at the heart of the problem.

Nationwide aged care booster shot rollout begins following approval

The first aged care residents have received their COVID-19 boosters, after a third vaccine dose was approved by the country's peak advisory group.

Hundreds of thousands sign online petition pleading for mandatory staff to resident ratios in aged care facilities

Aged care advocates, sick of waiting for much needed staff ratios to be implemented, have launched a Change.org petition to put pressure on the Federal Government, so far garnering more than 375,000 signatures.

Urgent call for social and affordable housing to stem sharp rental surge

An ever increasing number of workers in industries such as aged care, hospitality and other essential industries are paying between a third and half of their income for basic housing. Everybody's Home national spokesperson, Kate Colvin says expanding social and affordable housing is the best way to tackle this problem.

Experts agree on importance of third vax dose, particularly for vulnerable in aged care

Numerous Australian medical experts have backed calls for a third COVID-19 vaccine dose this week, to ensure the ongoing protection of elders. Leading the charge was doctor and journalist Dr Norman Swan, who told the ABC that the discourse should shift from talk of ‘boosters’ to a formal acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination as a three-step programme.

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