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Improving gastro treatment in residential care

Scientists at UNSW Sydney have made a breakthrough discovery that could better protect older people from gastroenteritis, an illness causing vomiting and diarrhoea. A new study examined over 300,000 patient samples, identifying the bacterium Aeromonas as the second most prevalent pathogen associated with ...

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Nearly 3 in 4 Australians support pets in aged care

The majority of Australians support older people's rights to own pets while living in residential care homes, according to the results of a major online survey. A 2-minute questionnaire was conducted by Companion Animal Network Australia (CANA) and received over 1,100 responses. ...

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Aged care workers receive a pay increase

More than 250,000 aged care workers in Australia are set to receive a 15 per cent wage increase after the government allocated $11.3 billion to fund pay rises in its federal budget. The increase applies to direct care aged care workers ...

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Aged care homes warned over uptick in flu cases

Australia is facing a sharp rise in influenza cases across several states, including New South Wales and Queensland, putting health authorities on alert. While the number of active Covid cases in Australian aged care facilities decreased by 35 per cent compared ...

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