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Championing skin integrity

Want to become involved in helping the elderly look after their skin? This article is a first step toward becoming a champion of skin integrity.  In managing and caring for skin injuries, there is now substantial documentation to prove that ...

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Good news for the aged care work force

Change has been slow in coming, but it has arrived. A government report on the industry is giving us the most comprehensive picture yet.  In the midst of uncertainty, it is reassuring to learn that the aged care workforce has been ...

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Asking the right questions

Determining a service delivery strategy requires leadership, education and funding. So it’s important to get all your ducks in a row.  I recently participated in an aged care industry event, and had a conversation with a CEO from a large ...

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Managing diabetes in aged care

Older diabetes sufferers are at risk of many problems, including malnutrition, but best practice is to balance blood glucose levels and quality of life.  Diabetes is a growing health problem, characterised by the body’s reduced capacity or inability to control ...

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Dealing with norovirus

The elderly are at even greater risk than ever of contracting gastroenteritis. But this pandemic can be averted with the help of health professionals.  The so-called ‘Sydney 2012’ strain of norovirus is behind the recent gastro-pandemic in the UK, with ...

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A message from Professor Patsy Yates

To celebrate National Palliative Care Week, Palliative Care Australia is making end-of-life care everyone’s business. Throughout our lives, every one of us will experience the loss of someone close, whether a family member, neighbour or friend. At some point we ...

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Hitting the mark

Mary Casey provides an insight into the evolution of community care. It is twenty years since I established the Nursing Group and I am astonished at how much things have changed when it comes to community care. I founded the ...

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