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‘New Tricks’ team for aged care

Concerns about the current exodus of long serving CEOs and industry leaders may be allayed with several outgoing figures confirming they are willing to assist the industry in an advisory or ‘industry elder’ capacity. They are keen to pass on ...

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Providers’ take force role in doubt

Aged care providers will not be included on the task force proposed by the Productivity Commission to oversee implementation of its recommendations, comments from commissioner Mike Woods suggest. Responding to a comment from Sandra Hills, CEO of Benetas, during a ...

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Praise for community care standards

Most agree the common standards will drive improvement, reports Darragh O Keeffe Community care clients and staff will greatly benefit from the recently introduced common standards, service providers and experts have said. The standards, which establish expectations around governance, service ...

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New rankings to set back ageing journal

Editor says it reflects widespread undervaluing of ageing research in Australia The Australasian Journal on Ageing’s bottom rung ranking in the recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) process will significantly challenge the journal’s status and progress, the AJA’s editor-in-chief ...

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A great ride

John Ireland is the latest influential CEO and industry leader to announce his retirement. Speaking to Megan Stoyles, he reflects on his two decades in aged care, and speaks frankly of his concerns for its future. John Ireland officially leaves ...

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Questions and answers

Will the Seniors Gateway conduct assessments by phone only? Will the trading of supported places lead to ‘ghettos’? The finer details of the Productivity Commission’s draft report have been examined during recent public hearings, reports Darragh O Keeffe. The highly ...

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