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Elderly are malnourished

Malnutrition is high amongst older rehab patients, a study has found. More than three quarters of older rehabilitation patients were either malnourished or at risk of malnutrition, researchers have found. The Adelaide-based study audited 181 admitted rehabilitation patients aged 65 ...

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Sprinklers could have stopped nursing home fire

A video shows that a fire sprinkler system could have saved lives during the Quakers Hill Nursing Home fire in western Sydney, a pensioners’ group says. The Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association (CPSA) has uploaded a Youtube video made by ...

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Baby boomers paying for aged care costs

Baby Boomers handed over $23 billion last year to help their adult children and elderly parents, new research has found. Conducted by the University of Adelaide for advocacy group National Seniors Australia, the study found that the over-50s helped their ...

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More seniors opting for reverse mortgages

Diminishing superannuation accounts as a result of the global financial crisis has prompted a growing number of seniors to use the equity in their home to help fund their retirement. There are now more than 40,000 senior Australians who hold ...

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Low skilled jobs are disappearing: govt

Registered Nurses will be the fastest growing degree-level occupation and carers the fastest growing vocational occupation, according to Australia’s new productivity agency. Federal Skills Minister Chris Evans says low-skilled jobs are disappearing from the economy and the workforce will need ...

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