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Aged sector needs $621m to lift standards

Australia’s aged care sector will need more than half a billion dollars annually just to achieve basic quality consistently in nursing homes, researchers say. The first of its kind study also found just 11 per cent of residential aged care ...

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Starting young for a dementia-friendly future

To improve dementia understanding, Australia needs to invest in the next generation. UniSA’s Dr Ashleigh Smith, a cognitive ageing expert, said this is because children are the nation’s future leaders, local shop keepers, bankers and neighbours. “Children generally don’t know ...

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Victoria has 13 deaths, 240 new cases

Victoria has had 13 more coronavirus fatalities, taking the state’s death toll to 376 and the national figure to 463. It also reported 240 new COVID-19 cases, and while this was an increase on the previous day the state’s five-day ...

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