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Show them how it’s done

Healthcare professionals should exemplify the healthy lifestyles they preach.  It’s almost as if chronic diseases have become more infectious than the plague, and we are beginning to find out that they are just as deadly. The outlook is rather bleak. ...

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Nibbling details

Senior staff dine with residents for camaraderie and nuanced feedback on meals. Food is a vital part of life for all human beings, not just for the nutrition it provides but for the opportunity to share a meal with others. ...

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Just add men

Blokes may be the answer to an ageing workforce.  The release of the Productivity Commission’s report An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future in late November raises questions once again about the need for new policies as the population gets ...

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More to reveal

Aged care’s benefits extend beyond residents and families to the whole community; it’s time to make sure people know that.  It is astounding the quality and diversity of work the Australian aged-care sector does. Why then does consumer research and ...

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Start with a spotless floor

Cleanliness in aged-care environments is essential and requires a detailed approach from the ground up.  Residential and community aged care is already a huge business in Australia and it is estimated that it will grow by 25 per cent annually ...

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Uncharted territory

Consultant Giovanni Di Noto, founder of GDN Consulting Firm, is a technology veteran with three decades of international experience. He spoke to Aged Care Insite about his passion for aged care and the technological trends he sees for 2014. ACI: ...

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An unbalanced equation

Australia’s growing aged population and shrinking tax base is creating an uncertain future for the aged care sector.  Since 2010, 115,000 taxpayers have left the workforce. By 2050, it is estimated there will be fewer than three working-age people to ...

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