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New quality of life measurer for those in home and community-based aged care gets thumbs up

A new type of ‘Quality of Life’ assessment tool developed by Flinders University to provide contemporary and comprehensive measurement of elders' wellbeing, has been put to the test and passed with flying colours. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Sadler appointed interim CEO of ACCPA, Rooney steps into other new role

The newly formed Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) Board has appointed ACSA CEO Paul Sadler as interim CEO. LASA CEO Sean Rooney has decided to step down from his role and will lead a newly established Project Management Office at ACCPA.

Mandatory vax info webinar for in-home and community aged care workers in WA and Tasmania

To support in-home and community aged care workers in Western Australia and Tasmania, two special live webinars are scheduled for next week on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

RACGP releases new home-care guidelines for COVID-19-positive patients

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has released new guidelines to help GPs care for patients with COVID-19 in their home.

GPs urgently need support with aged care and looming health crisis: RACGP report

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is calling on government to undertake genuine, sustainable, and properly funded health system reform to better support community-based healthcare.

Grant funding opportunities for in-home and community providers to support vaccination

Two grant funding opportunities are available to assist providers to support their workforce to get vaccinated.

Special COVID-19 national webinar for all in-home and community aged care providers

All in-home and community aged care providers are invited to participate in a special live webinar with the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt and the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Senator Richard Colbeck on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 1pm-2pm AEDT.

Aged care tech group to roll out personal emergency response devices

HSC Technology Group has announced it has signed a three-year national reseller contract with Tunstall Healthcare to roll out its Personal Emergency Response (PERs) devices at aged and community care facilities using Tunstall’s telecare solutions.

Not mandatory for aged care workers to disclose COVID jab status

Aged care workers do not need to disclose if they've received a COVID-19 vaccination despite a new requirement for mandatory reporting of jab numbers by providers.

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