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Sanctioned facility responds

Implementing action plan overseen by nurse adviser The NSW facility under sanction as of last Friday is implementing an action plan which will be supervised by an independent nurse adviser. Charles Wurf, CEO of ACAA NSW, also said Fairfield Nursing ...

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The invisible residents

More research highlights vulnerable position of gay seniors in aged care Residential aged care facilities have been urged to prepare for a time when their residents are “more vocal about their needs”, and a rising number of openly gay older ...

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Disability groups unite

New alliance calls for insurance scheme Groups in the disability sector are joining together to rally for the introduction of a no-fault disability insurance scheme. The Productivity Commission is looking at the feasibility of a Medicare-style scheme, with a report ...

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Breaking the cycle

New depression resource for healthcare workers Talking about depression helps break the “fear factor” of seeing it as a weakness instead of an illness. People aren’t ashamed to talk about or seek help for diabetes or asthma, so why would ...

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More doctors from July next year

Medicare Locals will boost GP access to aged care, Roxon says Health Minister Nicola Roxon says no one will be denied the right to see the doctor of their choice under Medicare Locals. The first group of Medicare Locals – ...

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Groups welcome super boost

Government’s mining tax deal will benefit workers, union says Millions more Australians will comfortably retire because of the federal government’s commitment to superannuation, an industry group says. Compulsory increases in super payments from nine to 12 per cent of earnings ...

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Seniors call for more autonomy

Forum hears examples of ageism in society It’s an experience shared by many elderly people – being ignored by a shopkeeper who thinks because of their age they have no money to spend. It was one of numerous examples of ...

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The grand plan?

Submissions to senate committee on COAG reforms highlight worries COAG’s aged care reforms lack detail, an explicit implementation plan and do not address the real challenges facing the provision of aged care, a Senate Committee report has concluded. Public submissions ...

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