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Time to shine a light on dire situation in aged care: facility CEO opens up on crisis

Colin Osborne is CEO of Peninsula Villages on the NSW Central Coast, which accommodates 300 residents across its three residential care facilities. Never in his 35 years of working in the health industry has he seen the kind of crisis level exhaustion that he is seeing on a daily basis from frontline aged care workers at present.

Upcoming leadership and governance during COVID webinar for aged care providers

The Federal Department of Health and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission are hosting a joint webinar on leadership and governance for residential aged care facilities in a COVID outbreak.

Real progress being made getting young people out of aged care facilities: update

Modest progress is being made on the push to end the phenomenon of younger persons living in residential aged care facilities, with 35 younger persons living with disability relocated from residential aged care to more appropriate accommodation, from October-December 2021. But there's much more work to be done, as BIANCA ROBERTS has discovered.

Eden aged care residents and staff welcome Uniting to town

Residents and staff of the recently acquired Uniting NSW.ACT residential aged care home in Eden are praising the seamless transition the facility has undergone, particularly considering the unique challenges of dealing with a pandemic at the same time.

How good design can make aged care facilities feel more like home

Residential aged care buildings are often institutionally designed, with long corridors, vast dining rooms, nursing stations and bland corporate furnishings. So, how can we make aged care facilities feel more like home, while keeping them pandemic-safe?

Hour-long webinar briefs RACFs on roles and time scales of ADF deployment

Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia have joined forces to provide advice to residential aged care facilities regarding the deployment of Australian Defence Force personnel.

Free webinar on Australian defence support to residential aged care

A special free webinar about Australian Defence Force support to residential aged care will take place from 1pm-2pm AEDT on Monday, February 21.

Welcome new blog a vessel for aged care residents to voice daily concerns and experiences

A new platform, titled Residents Matter, has been established to provide older Australians within residential aged care facilities with a means of voicing their concerns and experiences with the public.

COVID-19 booster doses offering further protection to residents and workers

The Federal Government has just accepted ATAGI’s recommendation that the time frame for booster doses be brought forward from six months to five months. Based on the new advice, the health department is now working with vaccine providers and RACFs to bring forward where possible those booster clinics currently scheduled for early 2022.

OPAN report reveals system still with a long way to go responding to royal commission recommendations

The contents of a new qualitative report from the Older Person’s Advocacy Network paint a picture of a system that has a long way to go in realising the recommendations of the royal commission. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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