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Aged care workers believe sector unprepared for Omicron

A new HSU survey has revealed four in five aged care workers believe their facility was not prepared for the Omicron variant and a "let it rip" approach to COVID-19.

Older Australians are already bamboozled by a complex home-care system. So why give them more of the same?

by Stephen Duckett and Hal Swerissen, Grattan Institute More than a million older Australians need care at home each year. More than 1000 agencies provide...

AACC’s reform scorecard a scathing reality check for Federal Government

The Federal Government has overwhelmingly failed to make adequate progress during 2021, according to a scathing new scorecard released by aged care providers. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Delivery platform welcomes Govt acceptance of telehealth as permanent part of healthcare delivery

Telehealth will become a permanent fixture of Australia’s healthcare system as the Federal Government has committed $103 million over the next four years to subsidise access to the service through Medicare.

Life-changing 24/7 dementia support, counselling, and services to reduce fears and increase ability to live well

More people living with dementia, their families and carers will have access to life-changing services with the Federal Government’s $102 million commitment to expand and enhance the National Dementia Support Program provided by Dementia Australia.

New $34 million research centre to ‘effectively address real and meaningful systemic changes for ageing Australians’

The Aged Care Centre for Growth and Translational Research will open next year at Flinders University in Adelaide to 'help ensure vital research leads to tangible outcomes for the aged care sector'.

CHA welcomes telehealth permanency announcement

Catholic Health Australia has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement that telehealth will become a permanent feature of primary health care.

Govt updates information on extended COVID-19 support for aged care workers and providers

Last Friday the Federal Government announced extended support for aged care providers impacted by COVID‑19, with additional funding to continue to support aged care services, including staff.

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

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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