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Partnership to transform dementia care in residential aged care

A partnership project led by the University of Sydney has received funding from the Australian Government to improve the independence, health and wellbeing of people living with dementia in residential aged care.

Breakthrough research into killer bacteria set to leave many elders breathing much easier

University of Queensland researchers have discovered a way to kill a type of bacteria that causes millions of respiratory infections in children and the elderly, paving the way for more effective treatment. BIANCA ROBERTS investigates

New quality indicator pilot trial reliant on community input for success

A national consortium is now consulting with industry and community stakeholders regarding their new quality indicator pilot trial, to test the effectiveness of the health department's existing quality indicators for residential aged care, as well as inform the development of five similar quality indicators for in-home care services.

Why society cannot afford to continue overlooking the stigma of working in aged care

While health-care workers have been recognised as heroes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a travesty that the aged care workforce remains undervalued.

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