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$850 Million Won’t Solve Home Care Deficit

The Government has increased the amount of home care packages for the elderly, but it’s just a small dent in demand. On December 16 10,000 new...

Greenery Could Cool Aged Care Homes, if Cost-Effective

There could soon be a green solution to cooling aged care homes, thanks to a new research project by the University of the Sunshine Coast...

Aged Care Residents are Storytellers in Local Project

A community project in Mildura has just launched its second anthology of aged care residents’ life stories, with plans for a third. Local writers worked...

Aged Care Home Hires Skilled Refugees to Fill Staffing Demand

This year a regional aged care home hired two refugees from Lebanon as full-time physiotherapists through recruitment agency Talent Beyond Boundaries. Princes Court Homes CEO...

New Recruitment Program Boosts Aged Care Staff During COVID-19

A new program is boosting the aged care workforce with ex-customer service staff who became unemployed during COVID-19. The Residential Aged Care Visitation Assistant program...

Government Christmas Messages Praise Seniors and Aged Care Workforce

This year’s Christmas messages from the Prime Minister and the Hon Richard Colbeck praised senior Australians and the aged care workforce for their resilience in...

New Technology Could Reduce Aged Care Pressure Injuries

A new technology could be the answer to reducing pressure injuries in aged care homes. Since mid-2019 the computer visioning technology PosiSense has been helping...

Lipid profiling could aid early Alzheimer’s detection and prevention

Dementia Australia has announced new research that suggests a new avenue into Alzheimer’s prevention. “New research suggests that lipids (fats in the blood) could be...

Big Christmas Sing-A-Long Unites Seniors around Australia

It was a welcome change from pandemic-induced isolation when around 3000 aged care homes across Australia joined in a star-studded virtual Christmas sing-along on Thursday...

Study could lead to lifestyle programs to improve cognition and reduce Alzheimer’s risk

A recent study could lead to government-funded lifestyle programs to help at-risk seniors improve cognition and reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s, subject to future studies....