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New study to shed light on surveillance cameras in aged care

A new ECU project will investigate how security cameras could be used to improve patient safety in aged care homes.

Doctors need support to help their aged care patients

AMA members are reporting significant barriers deterring them from visiting aged care facilities, which is why the AMA is calling for better support for our doctors when visiting elderly patients in nursing homes – to give them the care they deserve.

AMA identifies savings of $21.2 billion in aged care hospital admissions

The AMA has estimated that over the year up until 30 June 2021, there will have been 27,569 admissions of residents from nursing homes to hospitals that were potentially avoidable, costing $312 million and accounting for 159,693 hospital patient days.

AMA identifies savings of $21.2 billion in aged care hospital admissions

The AMA has estimated that over the year up until June 30 this year, there will have been 27,569 admissions of residents from nursing homes to hospitals that were potentially avoidable, costing $312 million and accounting for 159,693 hospital patient days.

More than 82,000 aged care residents now vaccinated

VicHealth has welcomed news that the Victorian State Government is set to deliver new nutrition and quality food standards that will see Victorian patients and residential aged care residents access higher quality and more culturally-diverse and locally-sourced meals. 

Boost spending by $10b a year to help fix aged care: Grattan

The Federal Government should boost funding by about $10 billion a year to help fix Australia’s broken aged care system, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

The Maggie Beer Foundation’s urgent fight for improved food and nutrition in Aged Care

Residents at Shepparton's Menarock Life Aged Care facility were thrilled this week to receive a special Easter visit by a group of community-minded local tradies just prior to the Easter long weekend.

Monash University aged care advocacy group makes UN submission on aged care quality during COVID

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University and the Professor Joe Aged Care Advocacy Group have made a submission to the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons.

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