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Frontline workers nationwide striking while the election iron is hot

As wages drop on the back of a two-decade high spike in inflation, a growing number of frontline workers across Australia are taking action, demanding increased pay to keep pace with the rising cost of living.

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.

Fair Work applications about securing nurses and care workers in aged care

As today's applications for a 25 per cent increase to award wages for aged care workers commences in the Fair Work Commission, ANMF federal secretary Annie Butler says that once workloads are made safe, and nurses' work is recognised through decent wages and support for them to provide quality care, they will return to the jobs they love.

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.

Sunshine Coast aged care community celebrates nine-year anniversary

Arcare Peregian Springs residents, team members and managers, including the regional manager and residence manager, have gathered for an intimate nine-year celebration with decorations, cake, and speeches.

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.

Aged care facilities across the country enjoy a paw-some time celebrating National Pet Day

Aged care residents, team members, and families at Arcare residences across the nation have celebrated National Pet Day on April 11 with a furry facility invasion.

Couple invite residents and work colleagues to help celebrate their marriage at aged care facility

The Arcare Slacks Creek community has joyfully celebrated the wedding of residence manager Kevin Landles and clinical lead Mary Thompson in a colourful and warm ceremony at the aged care residence on April 8.

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.

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