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Protect our older community with a COVID-19 vaccine
9 July 2024
Older age continues to be the biggest risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease.Everyone aged 75 years and over is recommended to have a COVID-19 vaccination every 6 months.For those aged 65 to 74 ye...
The Wait for Home Care Packages has Increased
18 June 2024
The number of Australians waiting for a home care package has increased to more than 68,000, with departmental officials conceding it is becoming harder to access the scheme.Home care packages (HCP...
Record health investment supports all Victorians
3 June 2024
The Victorian Budget 2024/25 invests a record $13 billion in our public health system so all Victorians can get the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The Budget focuses on Vict...
Free palliative care education and training
24 May 2024
Everyone who works in health and aged care has an important role in providing high-quality, person-centred palliative care.Free education and training is available to improve the palliative care sk...
Transforming nursing assessment in acute hospitals
20 May 2024
A large-scale participatory study led by QUT researchers has shown how optimising ward nursing physical assessment for early changes and trends in patient condition can enhance hospital safety.View...
The Stats Guy: Who will look after the elderly in Australia?
13 May 2024
We established that we already have a current shortage of registered aged care nurses, residential care officers, and aged carers; we realised that the future demand for such workers is increasing ...
400% increase in aged care job applications: Anglicare Sydney
29 April 2024
Anglicare Aged Care has seen a significant increase in applications for residential aged care jobs in the last 12 months. View full article...
Aged care workers to get 23% average pay rise as union heralds move as ‘one of the best outcomes’ ever achieved
29 April 2024
Aged Care workers will receive a 23% pay rise after the Fair Work Commission delivered its decision in a long-running work value case. View full article...
Choking First Aid in Residential Aged Care
26 June 2024
Choking is the second most common cause of preventable death in residential aged care.Knowing how to prevent choking and correctly perform first aid for this life-threatening emergency is an essent...
Meal Assistance in Home Care
19 June 2024
There are steps you can take to make a clients mealtime as dignified and seamless as possible.To increase the likelihood of a client receiving the nutrition they need is to play an active role in t...
Infection Prevention in the Home
18 June 2024
While home and community care settings do not necessarily present the same infections risks as acute care, they have their own unique set of challenges that must be considered by staff and organisa...
Preventing Falls in Aged Care
5 June 2024
This week, we explore falls in aged care. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 140,000 people over the age of 65 were admitted to hospital due to a fall in 2021-2022. Despit...
Sensory Loss in Older People
29 May 2024
 Sensory loss in older people is common. In Australia, 93% of people over 65 years of age are experiencing long term vision disorder, and 50% of people aged 60-70 have some kind of hearing los...
Mobility Issues and Limitations in Aged Care
22 May 2024
 Mobility is closely tied to our sense of independence, but also our social connectedness, activity and security.A person's wellbeing can be considerably compromised by a mobility restrict...
Oral Health for Older Adults
15 May 2024
There are a number of reasons why older adults are more likely to experience oral health issues.Older adults are becoming increasingly more likely to retain their natural teeth, which require ...
Iron Deficiency
8 May 2024
Iron deficiency occurs when there is inadequate iron in the body.The main causes include not eating enough foods that are rich in iron, difficulty absorbing iron through the stomach and bowel, and ...
Loneliness and Social Isolation in Aged Care
24 April 2024
Social Isolation is the objective state of being in minimal contact with other people.Loneliness is the subjective feeling that you have less companionship, social contact or quality relationships ...
Communicating with Someone Who Has Dementia
17 April 2024
From not being able to find their words, to complete loss of language, dementia can be extremely distressing. It requires immense patience from carers. How to engage respectfully with clients ...

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