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Build it and they will come … or will they?

The Department of Health recently announced ACAR 2018–19 and that an invitation to apply for 13,500 residential aged care places, 775 short-term restorative care places and up to $60 million in capital grants is expected soon. Residential aged care (RAC) ...

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Be market ready or be left behind

From banking to private health, tertiary education, utilities, telecommunications and superannuation, over the last few decades Australia has seen the deregulation of whole sectors. Through these major changes, we have seen consolidation and a state of flux as sector participants ...

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Staying nourished with Parkinson’s disease

Research estimates that more than 110,000 Australians may be living with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by reduced control of fine motor skills, tremors, slowness of movements, impaired mobility, swallowing issues and impaired speech. As a result, staying nourished ...

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Be careful what you wish for this Christmas

What can we learn from overseas experience with care markets? For those interested in developing Australian aged care into what the Aged Care Roadmap has termed “a consumer-driven market-based system”, it is time to look to the US. This market has ...

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