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Ready for challenges ahead: McClure

The new CEO of ACSA talks about the future of the organization, his views on a merger with ACAA, and what he makes of the PC draft. By Darragh O Keeffe. An organizational restructure on the cards; external pressures for ...

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Gap between aged and acute care highlighted

Aggravation felt in acute sector arises from ignorance, expert says. By Megan Stoyles There is a widening rift within Australia’s system of older person care between acute medical care and parts of the aged care system, according to ageing expert ...

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Sector prepares for Forgotten Australians

DOHA updating residential managers and staff, and assessors, to respond more sensitively to the needs of Forgotten Australians. By Darragh O Keeffe An education pack detailing the special needs of Forgotten Australians is to be sent to all aged care ...

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Half of residents have dementia: AIHW

New research confirms residents with dementia have highest care needs and stay the longest in residential care. By Darragh O Keeffe New data captured from ACFI showing more than half of residents have a diagnosis of dementia has prompted Alzheimer’s ...

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The new market?

China’s ageing population and resulting need for quality aged care means the experience and expertise of Australian aged care services and experts is in demand. Megan Stoyles reports. China is undergoing an explosion in its ageing population and a subsequent ...

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Head to head

Prompted by the latest paper calling for a merger of the two national aged care peak bodies, two industry figures argue opposing sides. AGAINST There are several, fundamental reasons why I am opposed to the peak bodies merging, writes Lucy ...

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Boost to palliative care funding

$8 million for specialized equipment and community group grants, minister announces. Palliative care services for patients and carers got a boost last week with the government announcing $8.6 million in funding for new specialized equipment. Minister for ageing Mark Butler ...

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New palliative care resource launched

Australian researchers produce new tool kit to improve end of life care. Australian researchers are launching a palliative care toolkit which aims to improve resources for residential aged care facilities nationally and throughout the world. The Palliative Approach Toolkit, which ...

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