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Ex-aged care nurse banned from any health work

A former NSW aged care nurse who misappropriated restricted medicines and was jailed for pretending to be a home invasion victim has been banned from providing any health service. Elizabeth Luque’s extensive misconduct was “extremely serious, calculated and dishonest, and ...

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New chemical, physical restraint rules draw ire

Senior public officials and researchers have savaged new rules around the use of chemical and physical restraints in aged care. The Commonwealth government recently introduced changes aimed at limiting the use of restraints in residential facilities. But experts believe the ...

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Drone-based fall response system in the works

Australian and Iraqi researchers have designed a fall detection and response system that uses sensors and drones to get help to people before an ambulance arrives. University of South Australia researchers are working with a team from Baghdad’s Middle Technical ...

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Uniting photo exhibition hopes to tackle ageism

A photography exhibition held in support of the EveryAge Counts campaign opened in Sydney this week. It asked attendees to take a pledge against ageism. The exhibition, created by Uniting Aged Care in association with the Benevolent Society, features residents ...

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