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Is aged care understaffed? Experts say yes

The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the persistent issues that plague the aged care sector, none more so than staffing levels. A report released last year by the Royal Commission and researched by academics from the University of ...

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Royal commission extends submissions deadline

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has announced it will extend the deadline for public submissions until July 31. The commission had recently announced it would expand its investigative scope to include the issues that have arisen ...

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Time for a technological revolution in aged care

New Australian research has found that the more social interactions aged care recipients have, the better their cognitive function. And researchers argue that the government should help keep aged care residents socially engaged using technology. Academics from Macquarie University, along ...

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