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Thumbs up for Greens policy

CCOA says it offers action and vision for the industry The Green Party’s aged care policy represents a strategic approach to caring for older Australians now and in the future. That’s according to the Campaign for Care of Older Australians ...

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Healthy ageing on show

Working to close the gap in Indigenous life expectancy A major Queensland aged care provider is teaming up with a range of agencies to combat the low life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Healthy ageing will be ...

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Food for thought

How student chefs are making a good impression with seniors A partnership between a local Institute of Technology and a supported living neighbourhood for seniors is resulting in significant benefits for students and residents. Apprentice chefs from Southbank Institute of ...

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iNurse hits the wards?

Doctors and nurses to use iPads in new trial Victorian doctors and nurses could be equipped with iPads while undertaking their hospital rounds in future, if a trial of wireless technology is successful. From January next year, 500 graduate doctors, ...

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COTA calls for minister for seniors

Minister would be responsible for tackling age discrimination Australia’s major political parties should commit to a having a minister for older Australians in the next government, the Council on the Ageing (COTA) has said. COTA, Australia’s peak group for the ...

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New diabetes drug launched

Galvus promises to reduce blood glucose levels without affecting body weight A new tablet for people with type 2 diabetes promises to lower blood glucose levels without the side effects of other medications. Around 1.5 million Australians are affected by ...

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Abbott’s aged care plan slammed

The Coalition’s aged care policy would deepen crisis in care, say nurses Nurses and doctors have criticised Abbott’s aged care announcements as simplistic and short- sighted. The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) says a policy which pledges to make more beds ...

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Providers want united voice: survey

Concern expressed about level of fragmented lobbying in sector Eighty per cent of providers want one body to represent all aged care facilities in Australia on a national level, a new survey found. And, despite often being cited up as ...

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