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Holmesglen, Healthscope launch joint venture

Partnership will include clinical placements for students, career development. The first TAFE-based hospital is in the works. The $126 million joint venture between Holmesglen Institute and Healthscope would generate about 150 beds initially, with the prospect of an increase to ...

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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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International friendly

Global experts shed light on ways Australia can create age-friendly dwellings.  Two international experts on age-friendly housing designs and cities have shared their knowledge at an Australian public lecture. The event, hosted by Monash University’s faculty of design and architecture, ...

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Sense of safety

Homes equipped with devices that collect data on health and activities could help more seniors stay home longer. The challenge of keeping people at home is resulting in the development of technologies that can create safer independent living environments for ...

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All’s well for dream facility

New Sunshine Coast health and well-being precinct ready to serve the region.  All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: ...

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New look can help now

Don’t wait for the next generation of hospitals, a few changes can make current environments better for dementia patients.  Admission to hospital can be a confusing and frightening experience for people with dementia. Their problems with memory, orientation and confusion ...

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Worth a visit

A tour of aged-care sites in Europe and the UK leaves local officials encouraged and enlightened.  Australia’s senior living and aged-care sectors’ skills and expertise are on par with their European contemporaries, according to results from a recent study tour. ...

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Keep it clean

Hygiene in the last two decades has improved for a lot of those living in aged care, but as research shows, the rise in multi-resistant bacteria is still a major concern.  For 20 years, Christina Kenneally, a now-retired nurse, has ...

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