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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.

Aveo and Opal Healthcare combine to provide services based on care, dignity and respect

Leading senior living provider Aveo has formed a strategic partnership with Opal HealthCare 'to build out its commitment to providing a holistic continuum of care for their customers based on their needs'.

New study documents unique experience of grief and bereavement during a pandemic

For older Australian living within residential aged care facilities and their loved ones, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented barrier to the natural process of death and grieving. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

New alliance answers call for smarter seniors tech solutions

A new strategic alliance between a leading global health care services provider and an aged care software developer is looking to capitalise on the growing appetite of Australian seniors to go digital post global pandemic.

Important high risk weather season preparedness webinar for aged care sector

Emergency Management Australia, in partnership with the Department of Health and Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission, is hosting an important briefing on the seasonal outlook, risks, and preparedness relevant to residential aged care facilities and flexible aged care services.

HammondCare Waratah residents share their one Christmas wish – for the benefit and wellbeing of hundreds.

Bus trips are an essential component of social engagement for residents of HammondCare Waratah. They have a special Christmas wish to help them improve this service even more.

New research suggests sunshine vitamin important for cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you’re down on this essential nutrient, it’s not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

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

‘Fed up’ aged care workers nationwide endorse strike action

Aged care workers have made an unprecedented commitment to pursue protected strike action if their claims for a decent wage, more care time and more respect are not met by employers.

Private beds transfer not considered for St Basils residents, despite ready availability

Evacuating residents of a Melbourne aged care home hit by COVID-19 to private hospitals was never seriously considered despite hundreds of beds being available, an inquest has heard.

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