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How cultural background affects dementia care

In high-income countries like Australia, nursing and aged care workforces are increasingly multicultural. In Australia it is estimated that 32 per cent of RACF workers were born overseas. In similar nations, such as the UK, figures are as high as 40 ...

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A day at Bankstown City Aged Care

“There’s just so many different intersecting touchpoints… it’s just a lovely sense of community,” beams Deborah Key, chief executive of Bankstown City Aged Care. Key speaks in soft, quick bursts; it’s almost as if she can’t hold in her pride ...

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Royal commission Sydney hearing: final days

The last two days of the Sydney hearing kept up the theme of medical restraints in aged care. Josef Ibrahim spoke at length on psychotropic misuse and we also heard from Christina Bolger, executive director, regulatory policy and performance at ...

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Tailoring care in remote communities

Bidyadanga is a small town in the Kimberley region of WA. Approximately 1590km north of Perth and 180km south of Broome. It is the definition of a remote Aussie town. It’s home to around 800 people with five different language groups, and ...

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