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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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The year when community care comes home

As the states relinquish their role in home care services, the federal government must take urgent steps to retain the valuable community resources that have been developed in the sector.  The year 2014 will be the first of the Abbott ...

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An age-old problem

Incontinence is a major reason why people move into residential care, and most aged residents suffer from it – which is why access to workforce training, education and support on the issue is a top priority for the sector. No ...

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Balancing act

As the elderly are at greater risk of dehydration than younger and healthier people, it is essential that carers know how to identify, prevent and treat it.    It is well-known that Australia is an ageing nation, and that this ...

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One site fits all

Architects design centres that allow residents to stay put as their needs change.  Australia’s ageing population is growing larger every year. According to the latest Census, people aged 60 and older are the largest demographic today and this is expected ...

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Words moves minds

Bush poet’s live performances bring excitement and social stimulation to residents.  This article describes the experiences of Nerelie Teese, an Australian bush poet who performs in retirement villages, aged hostels and nursing homes in rural Victoria, New South Wales and ...

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