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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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 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.