Aged & Allied Health > Social work

Aged Care Accommodation Supplement to be Finalised

25 June, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The aged care accommodation supplement for significant refurbishment is an important mechanism to encourage greater investment in the market through incentives for residential aged care providers to build and refurbish their facilities.


Increase in Rural Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships Welcomed

15 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

An additional $13.4 million, over three years, to provide up to 500 rural nursing and allied health scholarships has been welcomed by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN).


Landmark Project Catalogues Human Variation Among Healthy Australians

25 March, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Researchers from the University of Sydney are undertaking a landmark project to catalogue human variation among healthy Australians to help clinicians better diagnose disease, direct treatment and evaluate patient progress.


GPs Encouraged to Check Patients Hearing Loss to Avoid Miscommunication

16 February, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Nearly one in four older Australians (21 per cent) say they experience difficulties when visiting their General Practitioner (GP) due to their hearing loss, according to new research by Australian Hearing.1


New Advisory Group formed to Tackle Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide

24 June, 2013 by Ryan Mccann

A new expert group has been established to advise the Federal Government on practical and strategic ways to improve Indigenous mental health and social and emotional wellbeing. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group will be chaired by Prof Pat Dudgeon, recognised as Australia’s first Indigenous psychologist, and human rights campaigner Dr Tom Calma AO, the new chancellor of the University of Canberra.


Speaking to Aged Care Food Services Expert Karen Abbey

22 February, 2013 by Adriana Rehbein

In speaking with you Karen, it is clear that you have a genuine passion to improve the delivery of food services and nutritional content to aged care communities throughout Australia. Tell us, how did this come about?


Catering in aged care

24 August, 2012 by John Connole

Catering is one of the most important functions in aged care. Human beings are food driven and each day catering services across the nation strive to achieve the perfect meal where residents are satisfied with the quality and have enjoyed the dining experience. This is by no means an easy task.


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