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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.

Rosemount second stage of development draws considerable interest in Qld

Building work is set to begin on stage two of the popular Rosemount Retirement Village at Sinnamon Park in Brisbane, with a great deal of interest in the redesigned two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Wollert Lifestyle Clubhouse a superb example of innovative aged care architecture

DKO Architecture's Jesse Linardi was instrumental in developing a new, state-of-the-art communal space for Lifestyle Communities retirement villages. "Our approach was formed around placing a building within a community that wasn’t age specific and could become a desired destination in itself, with an offering for everyone," he says. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Retirement communities: ageism exists even among the elderly – new research

One of the problems with retirement villages is that they tend to treat “older people” as a homogeneous category, as more or less “the same” simply because they are over 60. The reality is that residents have extremely diverse needs and span up to three decades – from 60 to over 90.

Researchers are delving into smart technology and looking at just how it will impact homes for seniors

Smart Homes for Seniors, Intelligent Home Solutions for Independent Living is a new multiple university study into what extent smart technology and artificial intelligence will augment aged care in the future. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to researcher Dr Sarah Pink about the project.

New research indicates Baby Boomers are set to change the face of aged care

Baby boomers are set to revolutionise aged care by banging down the doors of change, according to new research by leading aged care provider, RSL LifeCare.

No jab, no contractor work at Southeast Queensland retirement village

Contractors who are unable to provide proof of having at least one COVID vaccination will not be allowed onsite at one privately-owned southeast Queensland retirement village from today (September 1).

National retirement village accreditation scheme inspiring confidence in older Australians

The first retirement villages have been awarded Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme (ARVAS) accreditation, giving confidence to residents and guaranteeing the provision of reliable and quality services.

Nikki Dhawan announced LASA Retirement Village Manager of the Year

Western Australia's Nikki Dhawan has been named Leading Age Services Australia’s (LASA) Retirement Village Manager of the Year for 2021.

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