Leading virus expert, Burnet Institute's Professor Brendan Crabb, has called for greater support for people affected by long COVID, warning those with the condition have felt abandoned by the Federal Government.
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.
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.
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.
The number of COVID-19 cases across the nation continues to drop, with daily deaths falling to their lowest in more than a year. Data from aged-care facilities also showed positive signs, with outbreaks dropping across every state and jurisdiction.
Older Australians are re-joining the aged care workforce in their droves over recent years. myHomecare Group HR manager Lissa Wyborn tells BIANCA ROBERTS that not only are they a huge asset to their workplace, they are particularly valued by older persons looking for support from someone with a lived experience of ageing.
Placing CO2 monitors in public spaces, such as hospitals, schools and aged-care facilities, could play a major role in the battle against airborne respiratory viruses, such as COVID-19 and the flu, according to South Australian health experts.