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Royal commission to extend into 2021

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has granted the aged care royal commission’s request for an extension. Originally meant to wrap up November, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will now deliver its final report by 26 February, 2021. ...

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Project to make the most of aged care data

Valuable data routinely collected in residential aged care is being lost because providers are gathering and recording it in different ways. That’s the issue a team of Australian researchers are hoping to overcome with the Aged Care Data Compare project. ...

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Japan floods trap aged care residents, many dead

Flooding and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead have hampered rescue operations in southern Japan, including at aged care homes where more than a dozen died and scores are still stranded. ...

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Neurotic traits linked to dementia risk

New Australian research is looking at potential links between certain personality traits and the development of dementia. After an initial study suggested individuals with higher neurotic traits are more at risk of developing dementia, Associate Professor Hamid Sohrabi is looking ...

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Virus response sidelined disability sector

Australians with disabilities have felt sidelined or ignored altogether throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Advocates say the government’s refusal to increase the disability pension, despite doubling the dole, also created extra pressures. Federal politicians have been told some elements of the ...

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