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Telling the stories of seniors living inland

New research will examine what services they will need in the future A new Australian research project will investigate aged care service provision for seniors living in inland communities. Concerns that the services necessary to support older Australians in inland ...

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Major provider spreads it wings

ACH brings its unique and innovative approach to Victoria One of Australia’s leading not for profit aged care providers, ACH Group, will bring its innovative approach to caring for seniors to Victoria, following its purchase of two retirement villages in ...

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When the numbers don’t stack up

Peak bodies again slam 1.7 per cent increase following wage increase< The recent announcement by Fair Work Australia that low paid workers should receive a 4.78 per cent wage increase from 1 July has prompted peak bodies to repeat their ...

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Nelson goes to COAG

With so much food to share, why couldn’t the ministers have thrown aged and community care a scrap from the table, asks Ray Glickman. I took my dog Nelson to my favourite café the other day and who should I ...

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WA and Victoria out of HACC reform

HACC transfer finally underway, but not everyone’s on board. Megan Stoyles reports. The government has announced the long delayed transfer of full funding and policy responsibility for aged care, particularly Home and Community (HACC) services, except for Western Australia and ...

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Budget blues

Reaction to the budget couldn’t have been more mixed. Darragh O Keeffe reports. Providers said it failed to address the fundamental funding reforms needed, nurses called it a win for residents and staff, and seniors gave it a cautious approval ...

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The new wave

Innovative provider says new residents want opportunity, not protection. Linda Belardi reports. Just as helicopter parents can stifle a child’s independence, overprotecting elderly Australians denies them the right to a self-determined and empowered life. Jane Mussared, General Manager for Health ...

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