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Wound care digital toolkit ‘powerful asset’ to improve health and quality of life for aged care residents

More than 400,000 Australians are estimated to suffer chronic wounds at any given time, with the condition costing the system more than $3.5 billion. Coviu, the Federal Government's video telehealth platform of choice, is being funded to develop an innovative digital solution for wound care. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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’.

Study finds daytime meals may reduce health risks linked to night shift work

A new study could lead to novel behavioural interventions aimed at improving the health of shift workers who past studies show may be at an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

New research suggests sunshine vitamin important for cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you’re down on this essential nutrient, it’s not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

St Basil’s surge workforce lacked deadline

An inquest has heard there was no deadline for deciding whether it was possible to source an adequate replacement workforce at a Melbourne aged home struck by COVID-19.

Senate inquiry hears more than 90 per cent of aged care workers on permanent part-time contracts

A hard day's work is not rewarded with fair pay because of the prevalence of insecure employment contracts in Australia, a Senate inquiry has heard. 

‘Fed up’ aged care workers nationwide endorse strike action

Aged care workers have made an unprecedented commitment to pursue protected strike action if their claims for a decent wage, more care time and more respect are not met by employers.

Newly refurbished Beverly Hills senior wellness centre building physical, social and emotional wellbeing

Uniting has opened its doors to a newly refurbished space for fitness and wellness in Beverly Hills, Sydney for people over 60. The Uniting Senior...

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.

Govt announces $56 million to improve end of life care for Australians

The Federal Government has announced it will invest more than $56 million to improve end of life and palliative care for Australians.

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