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Pride of place

Recent legislation acknowledges the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.  It is timely to comment on the place of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex) people within the aged care agenda. We have seen LGBTI elders ...

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How art can bypass the limitations of dementia

Moments of connection with people who have advanced dementia are possible and art can make these moments happen.  Special moments with loved ones who have dementia can become rare over time. The movie The Notebook highlighted the moving connection you ...

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The carer crisis looms

Is anything more important than the refugee boats and the price of carbon? One CEO says yes, if you’re paying attention.  With the federal election looming, the national media is consumed by a narrow range of issues, such as a ...

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Win with IT

The right software choices can save labour and costs, and help identify your most productive care workers.  Recent aged-care reforms have brought about demands by customers, governing bodies and funders for greater efficiency and more effective management to ensure responsibilities ...

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Overcoming incontinence and the language barrier

The nursing profession can support Australia’s ethnic communities through communication barriers and cultural misconceptions about incontinence.  Incontinence is one of the least spoken about health conditions. In fact, an estimated 70 per cent of people affected by incontinence don’t talk ...

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Who pays?

The confusion over changes to the daily accommodation charge continues, but the real story is, there are likely to be high increases in the cost of care.  From July 1, 2014, the payment made in lieu of a daily fee ...

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Creating living space for dementia sufferers

Dementia residents require highly specific living arrangements that help reduce confusion and frustration if they are to effectively negotiate their later years.  Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians aged 65 years or older, with more than ...

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