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Aged care head nurse vindictive, a bully: judge

The head of nursing at a Queensland aged care facility was drunk on the job and bullied her staff, a court has found. She was also incompetent in her care for residents at the Millmerran Centenary Retirement Village, west of Brisbane, ...

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Care offers sent to deceased ‘unfortunate’

Federal government departments will stop sending “unfortunate” letters offering long-awaited home care support to the elderly months after the person has died. More than 16,000 people died while waiting for a home care package in 2017/18, amid long delays between ...

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Aged care respite shouldn’t be bottom of the heap: peak

Aged care respite is increasingly being used as a ‘try before you buy’ service, limiting access for elderly Australians whose family carers need a break. Advocacy group Carers Australia wants the federal government to fix a serious shortage of respite ...

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