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Aged care

Last Days program first of its kind to nurture understanding about death and dying

A new program to be launched next month is the first in-person, community-focussed course to provide practical and effective education to improve knowledge and confidence for those caring for someone in their last days, weeks, or months of life.

The many benefits of hosting companion animals in aged care: new research

Researchers at UniSA are calling for the Federal Government to mandate financial support for pets in aged care to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of residents. The call follows a project that's been exploring a practical model of hosting companion animals in aged care, including foster animals and personal pets.

Investing in our aged care future – ACCPA presents pre-Budget submission

The continuation of once-in-a-generation aged care reform following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is critical in being able to achieve the kind of care and support older Australians both need and deserve, the Aged & Community Care Providers Association says.

Residents fit for purpose with ever-so energetic fundraising for Make-A-Wish

For the second year, 16 lively and generous residents from ACH Group’s Kapara Residential Care Home are riding and walking throughout February to raise funds for Make-A-Wish’s virtual fundraiser ‘Ride for Wishes’.

How a pokies-addicted elderly woman defrauded her stroke victim friend

Shirley Ann Eiby's friend had appointed her as enduring power of attorney for financial matters, before suffering a stroke in July 2018. From September of that year to January 2019 Eiby, 80, then dishonestly withdrew $289,604 from her friend's accounts in 149 transactions to spend on poker machines. She's just been sentenced to five years in jail.

Well-off users must contribute more for aged care: Catholic Health Australia

Wealthier Australians should contribute more for their aged care to make sure providers can remain open and the sector can survive to provide for those who can least afford it, Catholic Health Australia, says.

Some inside tips on adjusting to a new beginning in aged care

For Coral Hartley, the move to aged care involved a relocation from Bundaberg to Brisbane. After a period of ill-health and hospitalisation, she faced the reality that living at home in Bundaberg was no longer practical – particularly given her son Stephen lives in Brisbane.

Innovative, non-invasive hand-held device assisting prevention of pressure injuries

In a first for aged care providers in this country, Peninsula Villages has introduced a new technology to its aged care facilities that can assist with the early detection of pressure injuries amongst residents.

UnitingCare’s latest elder abuse report highlights prevalence across Qld

UnitingCare’s latest report into elder abuse highlights the prevalence of this distressing issue across Queensland. The report reveals that victims often experience psychological distress, deterioration in their health, and financial consequences from the abuse.

ACN urges Government to support nurses delivering COVID-19 vaccines

The Australian College of Nursing has called on the Government to support the nursing profession in delivering COVID-19 vaccines in residential aged care facilities and residential disability facilities.

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