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Get tough on crime

A security expert says many aged-care facilities aren’t as safe as they should be and offers some technology and techniques to improve. By Amie Larter Aged-care facilities are easy pickings for criminals, compared with many other places of work and ...

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i.on the prize at ITAC awards

Compliance software product plays role in success for multiple winners. By Dallas Bastian A governance, risk and compliance software company and one team that implemented its product were both big winners at the Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) 2014 ...

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Design with everyone in mind

The ability to create real and supportive communities requires an intimate understanding of the experiences of all users and how this knowledge can shape design. Such skills are becoming even more important in our increasingly regulated and competitive environment. A ...

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Film explores bond between staff, residents

A documentary that details the close relationship between staff, residents and their families as part of one provider’s approach to residential aged care is drawing international attention. It Takes A Community – A relationship-focused approach to celebrating and supporting old age ...

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Residents take the bucket list challenge

A project that helps aged-care residents check things off their bucket list has been honoured by the government. UnitingCare Ageing’s Starrett Lodge was given a Better Practice Award by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency for the program. Colin McDonnell, care ...

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LASA: unified voice speaks loudest

The old political mantra of united we stand divided we fall still holds true. Any organisation – be it corporate or, particularly, membership-based – achieves greater success when it is unified and focused on common goals or operational targets. Leading Age Services ...

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ACSA honours lobbyist, volunteer at awards

A chief executive and lobbyist has taken out the individual award at the 2014 Aged and Community Services Australia National Aged Care Awards, announced at a gala dinner at the Adelaide Town Hall. Rob Hankins, chief executive of ECH, was ...

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Blueprint for positive ageing

Members of the abolished Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing have published a document detailing policy options for an ageing Australia. Blueprint for an Ageing Australia makes proposals surrounding economic development, health, technology, transport, urban design and housing. National Seniors acting chief executive ...

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