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Facilities lack proper infection control: study

Many aged-care facilities lack staff trained in infection control and have inadequate restrictions on antimicrobials. Those were amongst the key findings of a study that looked into infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship in Australian aged care. The study, led by adjunct clinical associate professor at Monash University Rhonda ...

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Larger fatal burden for Indigenous people

A report released today found that in 2010, Indigenous Australians lost about 100,000 years of life to premature mortality. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report also held the fatal burden for Indigenous Australians was 2.6 times that for non-Indigenous Australians. Injuries and ...

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#nofilter for older Australians

Snapping a bold selfie might not be something many people associate with older populations, but that’s exactly why one aged-care organisation is calling for elderly people to posts pictures of themselves online. Feros Care chief executive Jennene Buckley said the organisation ...

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