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Budget ‘leaks’ point to finance reform

Speculation is mounting that aged care reform will feature in the upcoming federal budget following a series of reports in the mainstream media, which some stakeholders view as evidence of budget leaks. By Natasha Egan Older people might have to ...

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Australia hosts global Alzheimer’s event

International and Australian researchers and clinicians come together in Melbourne tomorrow for forum on prevention and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease This week Melbourne will play host to a global gathering of leading Alzheimer’s disease researchers and clinicians who will meet ...

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Caution urged when taking medicines

As medicine wise week gets underway today, the public is being reminded to pay attention when taking medications One in two Australians made mistakes when taking medicines in the past year, new data from the NPS shows. The NPS said ...

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Keeping seniors steady on their feet

Aged care provider reports success with its program that improves strength and balance in older people in an effort to reduce the incidence of falls Falls are recognised as a major risk for older people, particularly those living alone in ...

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Medication management device trailled

Two large community care providers are trialling new technology that aims to help seniors take their medications on time. Beverley Head reports The pharmacy and aged care sectors are among the initial target markets for a new device that dispenses ...

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Mergers will increase in new aged care market

Partnering with other organisations might be your best bet to succeed in the future market-oriented aged care industry. Natasha Egan reports Aged care providers will need to leap to the new model proposed by the Productivity Commission rather than simply ...

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Lifestyle link to cancer highlighted

Bowel cancer the most preventable cancer, with 10,000 cases potentially avoidable through diet and exercise Improving the nation’s diet and increasing physical activity could prevent almost 43,000 new cancer cases and save $674 million in healthcare costs, medical research shows. ...

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Antibiotic misuse in facilities: study

Researchers find more than a third of suspected infections were treated with antibiotics even when they didn’t fulfill the criteria for clinical infection The inappropriate use of antibiotics could transform Australian residential aged care facilities into “a reservoir” of drug-resistant ...

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