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How to embrace the risk of choice

Take a deeper look at how consumer-directed care could be implemented within a residential aged-care setting, part two of a two-part series. Dignity of risk. It is a concept that has been championed in the disability and mental health sectors ...

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Talks begin on $1.1 billion from workforce supplement

Coalition meets with stakeholders to determine fate of funding package.  The Coalition has begun consultations with the sector on the best way to redistribute $1.1 billion in funding from the scrapped workforce supplement, keeping a commitment it made last year. ...

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Aged care tops the urgent list

Leading nursing experts want to make aged care the profession’s top priority for the year ahead.  Nursing organisations and professionals from around Australia have agreed: aged care will be one of the biggest issues on the agenda in 2014. This ...

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A prescription for future care

It is essential that we expand the role of nurses in the delivery of primary healthcare if we are to meet Australia’s future health needs.  Our healthcare system is under threat. Our ageing population and the way we live are ...

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Six steps in the right direction

Remember these ‘Cs’ for guiding workers and the organisation as both evolve in coming years.  The foundation for success for workplace leaders can be built around three critical beliefs: people need something to believe in, someone to believe in and ...

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Just add men

Blokes may be the answer to an ageing workforce.  The release of the Productivity Commission’s report An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future in late November raises questions once again about the need for new policies as the population gets ...

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More to reveal

Aged care’s benefits extend beyond residents and families to the whole community; it’s time to make sure people know that.  It is astounding the quality and diversity of work the Australian aged-care sector does. Why then does consumer research and ...

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