Aged care crisis worse than expected: CEDA

01 July, 2022

A new report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) reveals that the aged care crisis is worse than expected with the sector facing a shortage of 35,000 workers this year alone.

Services Aust updating residential care payment system

01 July, 2022

The System for the Payment of Aged Residential Care (SPARC) is being replaced to enable policy and legislative changes.

Construction begins on new intergenerational care facility

01 July, 2022

Sisters and early childhood teachers Anna and Fiona Glumac are setting up a care facility in Victoria that will provide interactions between children and elders.

Whiteley V-Wipes

01 July, 2022 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Whiteley V-Wipes Instrument Grade Disinfectant (low level) wipes are suitable for cleaning and disinfecting of environmental surfaces and non-critical medical devices such as hospital beds and theatre trolleys.

Depression in dementia best treated by non-drug approaches: research

24 June, 2022

Depression is a common psychological symptom associated with dementia and is estimated to occur in between 10% and 62% of people living with dementia.

Mental health services underused in aged care; need for improved access: report

24 June, 2022

While residents in aged care are more likely to experience mental health problems compared to the general population, not many are using government-subsidised mental health services.

Hormones linked with sleep apnea in postmenopausal women

24 June, 2022

A new study found an association between obstructive sleep apnea risk and low estrogen and progesterone levels in women.

Self-perceptions may predict future health events for older people

24 June, 2022

An older person's perceptions about their health — known as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) — may predict their health in the future, new Monash research shows.

Food safety and the importance of training

21 June, 2022 by Andrew Thompson, Director Think ST Solutions

FSANZ P1053 Food Safety Management Tools proposes mandatory food safety training for food handlers working in foodservices and food retail businesses.

Tireless dementia advocate and oldest uni student awarded OAM

17 June, 2022

Val Fell is studying for a Bachelor of Dementia Care at the University of Tasmania to enable her to provide the latest evidence and research on care to her support group.

Vitamin D deficiency directly linked to dementia: genetic study

17 June, 2022

Dementia is a progressive condition that leads to deterioration in cognitive function. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its tracks?

Palliative care investment welcomed

17 June, 2022

The NSW Government will invest $743m over the next five years on top of the $300 million spent in the state each year.

Bone loss medicines and ovarian cancer: what's the link?

17 June, 2022

Researchers compared medications taken by more than 50,000 women aged over 50, from 2004–2013, to analyse differences in those with ovarian cancer and those without.

Reinventing the system

10 June, 2022 by Ben Johnston, Country Manager, Homage Australia

As the industry struggles to find certified staff to support more than one million Australians who need care, it is clear we must rethink aged care as a profession.

Blue Care voted most trusted brand for residential and home care

10 June, 2022

Blue Care, part of UnitingCare Queensland, won recognition as part of the 2022 Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Survey.

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