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Sport Australia grant to lift exercise among seniors

A new program managed by Sport Australia was recently launched, aimed at encouraging Australians aged 65 and over to be more active. The Move It Aus – Better Ageing grants program was spearheaded by Lisa Nugara, Sport Australia’s director of participation ...

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AIN talks aged care in the Gibson Desert

Stronger specific cultural training for working with Indigenous communities is needed prior to being deployed, in order for nurses to provide culturally safe and holistic care. That’s the change one assistant in nursing is asking for. Melissa Haydock said while ...

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Consultation key to curb substance abuse in aged care

Implementing staff drug and alcohol testing is not ‘about catching people’ but giving providers the framework to manage those who are substance dependent, says managing director of The Drug Detection Agency, Bryce Dick. In his presentation at the recent ACSA ...

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Lack of home care packages alarming

Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) along with not-for-profit aged care bodies have said there is an unsound trend in the demand and provision of home care packages, with ACSA chief executive Pat Sparrow saying there are simply not enough packages ...

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