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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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Menace behind the wheel?

Study may force a rethink into government policy on older drivers particularly with an ageing population. Elderly motorists think they are better drivers than they actually are, new research has found. Queensland University of Technology studied the ability and driving ...

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Thumbs up for telehealth

Age not a barrier to the reliable use of technology for home monitoring of vital signs, new research confirms Further evidence of older people’s ability and willingness to use telehealth and telecare has been provided by a major aged care ...

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Dementia discussed

New research and best practice will be on the agenda at upcoming Alzheimer’s Australia conference The best treatment and care for people with dementia will be discussed in Brisbane this week at the Alzheimer’s Australia national conference. Conference participants will ...

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New MD for Domain announced

Gary Barnier announced as Domain’s new managing director. Barnier, who was appointed acting MD in March, joined the group as chief financial officer in January 2010. Previously he was at DCA Group for five years. “Barnier brings experience and understanding ...

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Budget ignored aged care

ACSA and ACCV say aged care was missing in last week’s federal budget Aged care peak bodies have broadly criticized last week’s federal budget for ignoring aged care and leaving the industry in limbo. Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) ...

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Good Samaritans acknowledged

Providers say thank you to the thousands of volunteers who contribute to their services With National Volunteers Week getting underway today, aged care providers are taking the opportunity to thank the good Samaritans who give up their free time to ...

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