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Experts issue warning on aged care restraints and COVID-19

Chemical and physical restraints are particularly dangerous for those living with dementia and diagnosed with COVID-19, and aged care facilities should explore alternatives. That’s the advice from Dementia Support Australia (DSA), a HammondCare-led national service funded by the Australian Government. ...

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COVID-19: How it happened

We take a look at how the global pandemic began, how it spread, and how countries responded. The COVID-19 pandemic came to light on 31 December 2019 with an alert to the WHO China office, and the speed with which ...

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Older Australians to get targeted flu shot

The first flu vaccine specifically aimed at people aged 65 and over will be available in Australia. Ahead of the flu season, where it is hoped early vaccination will ease pressure on a health system already stressed by the coronavirus, ...

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US nursing home staff face public fear

Workers at a West Virginia nursing home where there was a cluster of coronavirus cases have been treated as pariahs in their own communities, unable to get taxis, childcare or service in stores. “It’s heartbreaking for them,” said Carl Shrader, ...

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