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Focus on human happiness: Becker

It is daringly simple, but the goal of any care organisation should be human happiness, Dr Hans Becker, CEO of Humanitas Foundation recently told a Sydney audience. Becker, the mind behind the ‘apartments for life’ concept, is widely regarded as ...

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Skills council aware of Cert III issues

Council says it has no authority over the RTOs but understands the new VET agency will ‘monitor delivery more stringently’. Darragh O Keeffe reports. The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council has said it believes the endorsement of a ...

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Contradictory claims on ACAR

Given their strident criticism of ACAR, observers have warned some peak bodies to be careful what they wish for. Megan Stoyles reports. The industry’s two national peak bodies have differed in their response to the recently announced ACAR, with ACAA ...

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NPs role in aged care explored

Three universities and AIHW collaborate in study to expand role of nurse practitioners in aged care. It is essential to develop an integrated aged care system that provides improved access to appropriate care to meet the needs of older Australians ...

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Provider’s ‘gateway’ wins international award

Feros Care recognised for its centralised gateway which is streamlining community care provision. An Australian aged care provider’s new centralised ‘gateway’ model has just received global recognition, taking out the 2011 Excellence in Ageing Services Award from the International Association ...

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Tackling anxiety and depression among elderly

Left untreated these disorders have severe consequences including increased risk of developing dementia, mortality and suicide, says researcher. In a world first, Australian researchers are developing psychological treatments that simultaneously target both anxiety and depression in older adults. In the ...

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