Faster treatment, faster recovery and reduced risk of antibiotic resistance are now possible for patients with bacterial infections thanks to a new diagnostic system.
The Australian blood collection market is worth around $46 million and growing at a rate of 10% per annum.
Continence expert, Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz, in consultation with the Continence Foundation of Australia, presents this Q&A relating to the management of incontinence in dementia patients in aged care.
A humanoid robot standing 57cm high and weighing just 7kg will be joining Perth aged care residents at Brightwater’s Madeley facility for a 12 month trial. Zora is a socialisation robot specifically programmed to provide cognitively and physically stimulating activities activities such as the hosting of exercise and dance classes, book and news reading, joke telling and music classes and have one-on-one interactions with residents.
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South Australian in-home healthcare service provider, Home Support Services (HSS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary of providing care.
A Senate Inquiry on out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare consumers has seen Australia's leading health organisations and associations present submissions.
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Health workers are being given tools to support the reduction of alcohol and drug use within Indigenous communities with the establishment of a new national information service, the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre . The new Indigenous health service was launched by Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC), Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, at the 3rd National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Conference (NIDAC) in Melbourne.
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Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has welcomed the announcement by the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, that the 2014 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) will expand the Home Care Packages program.
Western Australia Mental Health Minister Helen Morton has described new mental health legislation as an historic step in strengthening the rights and protection of some of the state's most vulnerable people.
Symptoms of depression among permanent aged care residents are common, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Providing a quality food service to vulnerable persons certainly comes with its challenges. We at Catering Industries have the experience, knowledge, skills, commitment and reputation to provide the industry with peace-of-mind that residents are being well looked after.