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A hit in aged care, Star Wars video games are

A group of aged care residents have shot down stormtroopers, defended AT-ATs and explored Hoth – all in the name of cognitive stimulation. University of New England postgraduate student Alex McCord – who completed neuropsychological testing of 24 Feros Care residents before, ...

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Retirement income set for federal review

Australians’ retirement savings will face a sweeping review, with superannuation, the age pension and asset ownership to come under the microscope. The review has been expected since the Productivity Commission recommended it in a report released earlier this year. Under ...

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Nurse banned for taking $1.5m from man in care

When Lionel Cox died the 92-year-old was frail, vulnerable and sitting on a fortune. The bachelor had no known relatives when he went into Melbourne care home Cambridge House in July 2015 for respite as his health rapidly deteriorated. It ...

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Innovative exercise park in aged care

For the first time an exercise park has been installed in a residential aged care facility in Victoria with the aim to help residents to improve their strength, balance and mobility. This is the third exercise park established under the ...

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Older Aussies less trusting of aged care

Australians still don’t trust aged care. The 2019 Inside Aged Care report, which samples 1547 people across Australia, revealed only 20 per cent of Australians trust the industry. This was in line with the findings from the previous year’s report, ...

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