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Securing a basis for funding discussion

The Grant Thornton survey has some real implications for government aged care policy, writes Professor Warren Hogan. Initial findings from the Grant Thornton survey of aged care entities across Australia give some revealing insights to the economic and financial condition ...

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Government program still in transition: study

New research raises questions about transition care program. The transition care program has not achieved its goal of improving the flow of older people moving between hospitals, community and residential sectors, new research has found. The study linked, for the ...

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The greyer the doctor, the better the care

Providing medical students with exposure to healthy older people may help promote positive attitudes, research says. Older doctors and doctors with more experience with the elderly have a more positive attitude towards older people, a new survey has found. Researchers ...

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Food back in focus

Dietitians call for routine screening program for malnutrition. Resident malnutrition is back in the news with a Queensland Health briefing paper that found malnutrition is “highly prevalent” in aged care facilities. It said malnutrition could be costing Queensland more than ...

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The future’s grey

Intergenerational report further evidence of need for reform, peak bodies say. Another report, another worrying prediction. Industry leaders have seized on the third Intergenerational Report (IGR3), released last week, as further evidence of the need to reform aged care. They ...

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We’re in the money, for now

High care and community care best performers in financial report. There was a significant improvement in the financial performance of residential facilities, particularly those in high care, during the first quarter of the financial year, new figures show. But the ...

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ACAR announced, three months late

But will ghost beds come back to haunt Justine Elliot? The Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot, has finally announced details of the 2010-11 Aged Care Assessment Round (ACAR), almost three months later than expected. It is thought the delay was ...

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Court ruling puts professional boundaries in focus

Lawyer warns providers of the need for policy outlining parameters of professional relationship with clients. A registered nurse in Queensland has been found guilty of professional misconduct following her relationship with an elderly man. Last November, the Supreme Court of ...

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