Managers and owners of healthcare facilities are tasked with ensuring an environment that is conducive to the health and safety of staff and patients.
Undetected malnutrition affects every system in the body. It is directly associated with increasing complex clinical needs, increased vulnerability to illness with associated functional decline, increased dependency and subsequent increased health care costs. Even when underlying illness and age are taken into account, it predicts a greater than threefold risk of death within 12 to 18 months in older Australians.
Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has been leading the charge on the current updates to the Aged Care changes that will take effect from 1 July 2015. Providers are required to be registered through the My Aged Care portal for receiving and managing service referrals.
Leading Age Services Australia says the Federal Government's announcement to drop plans for the Medicare co-payment is a strong outcome for older Australians.
Australia's first National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health has been established to help find new and innovative treatments to better the lives of young people.
The shift from residential aged care to aged care that is provided in the community is continuing, according to new information released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Research led by the University of Adelaide has resulted in new insights into clinical depression that demonstrate there cannot be a "one-size-fits-all" approach to treating the disease.
The COAG Reform Council’s final report card shows that governments need to strengthen efforts to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
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There is growing speculation the Federal Government plans to shut down the Medicare Local system, according to an article published by ABC today.
University of Adelaide researchers say new insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients.
LASA National Board met with Minister Kevin Andrews to discuss key issues affecting the industry.
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