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New Aged Care Quality Standards now in effect

01 September, 2019

With new standards now in effect, Air Liquide Healthcare is pleased to offer a special discount on portable oxygen concentrators to help organisations meet the accreditation standards.

Protecting our older workers from injury

07 August, 2017 by Terry Wong, General Manager, Move 4 Life.

As we live longer, we work longer, increasing the risk of injury.

Puppy guilt trips help keep the elderly active

01 August, 2017

It's hard to ignore a dog that wants to go for a walk, which makes it a good strategy for keeping the elderly active.

Breakthrough in motor neurone disease research gives hope

07 February, 2017 by Florienne Loder*

When a person is diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), it's a race against time.

Keep your residents and patients stimulated, entertained and happy.

21 September, 2016 by AHHB

There’s nothing like brilliant entertainment to lift the spirits of your residents and patients.

Call to Screen Elderly for Alcohol Consumption

09 April, 2015 by Petrina Smith

A University of Adelaide researcher is calling for screening of  alcohol consumption among the elderly to determine potential harmful effects.

PCEHR Must Integrate Care For Ageing Population

24 November, 2014 by Sophie Blackshaw

The National E- Health Translation Authority (NEHTA) has announced that it will offer funding to private hospitals in order to integrate their systems to the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR).

Age Services Peak LASA Announces New Chair

27 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the industry peak body for all age service providers,has announced the appointment of Dr Graeme Blackman OAM as its independent Chair, taking over the role from Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC.

Menu planning guidelines for Aged Care Homes - Missing in action

12 August, 2014 by ahhb

Aged Care Accreditation Standards are demanding increasing levels of excellence and facilities are coming under ever increasing scrutiny around the provision of nutrition and hydration. Food Service Managers are struggling with tighter budgets and needing to do more with less. Anne Schneyder asks where are the Nutrition and Menu Planning Standards for aged care facilities?

Public Health Association of Australia Comments on Latest COAG Report

12 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) has called on governments to reverse cuts to spending on prevention and to take action to deal with the obesogenic environment In the light of the latest COAG Report.

Indigenous Primary Health Care Report Shows Performance Improvements

05 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Performance improvements across a number of areas of Indigenous primary health care are shown in a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Quality indicators in age services - Lessons learnt

10 April, 2014 by ahhb

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Professor Peter Shergold to Chair Aged Care Sector Committee

06 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Professor Peter Shergold AC will chair the Aged Care Sector Committee, tasked with building the foundation for a constructive and lasting partnership between the Australian Government and the aged care sector.

Mental Health Report Provides Key Service and Resource Data

10 October, 2013 by Petrina Smith

Nine per cent of the Australian population received mental health services in 2010 - 2011, according to a new report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

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