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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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Hounds of love: ex-athletes in aged care

Maintaining health and wellbeing among the elderly is complex. Yet some aged care facilities, both here and overseas, are choosing to house ex-athletes in a bid to improve residents’ quality of life. In fact, it’s a growing trend. Why is ...

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Mechanical carers or a caring world?

I have just returned from the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in San Francisco. Held every four years, like the Olympics of ageing, it’s an opportunity to learn about new research on ageing in all its glorious complexity. With ...

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