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Bernard Salt warns of impending baby boomer tsunami, just as the government finally releases ACAR and reveals worrying under-subscription. Australia is about to be hit by a tsunami of ageing baby boomers at the same time as residential facilities are ...

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New Commissioner announced

Rae Lamb announced as new Aged Care Commissioner. Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler recently announced the appointment of Rae Lamb as the new Aged Care Commissioner. Lamb will take up her appointment for a three year period, ...

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The bigger picture

Pastoral care is a critical, yet often misunderstood aspect of aged care, writes Sandra Hills. Without fail, as Christmas approaches each year I think about past holidays, my family and my childhood. I think about our family traditions such as ...

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Minimum qualifications needed: CEO

Nursing agency CEO says the lack of minimum mandatory qualifications for assistants in nursing could be putting community care recipients at risk. Recipients of community care packages could be vulnerable as a result of minimum mandatory qualifications not being set ...

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With age comes happiness: survey

Older Australians are less concerned about finances, safety and health, a new survey claims. The old maxim that ‘with age comes happiness’ appears to be true as a new research study, The St.George Bank Kitchen Table Index, claims Australians over ...

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Green driving aged care design: GHD

Leading architect says new aged care design must respond to resident preferences and the need for green. Urban integration and green design remain key challenges for future seniors’ living developments. The aged care industry has reached a critical point where ...

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The gods are aligning?

What does the industry think of its latest minister for ageing? And how will aged care fare in this new ‘political paradigm’? Darragh O Keeffe reports. Just eight days into the job, Mark Butler, the new minister for ageing, attended ...

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Fitness program wins IOY award

The recently announced finalists in the Aged Care Channel’s Idea of the Year awards demonstrate creativity is alive and well in aged care. Every day, through their work, aged care staff enhance the quality of life for older people across ...

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