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Film explores bond between staff, residents

A documentary that details the close relationship between staff, residents and their families as part of one provider’s approach to residential aged care is drawing international attention. It Takes A Community – A relationship-focused approach to celebrating and supporting old age ...

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Residents take the bucket list challenge

A project that helps aged-care residents check things off their bucket list has been honoured by the government. UnitingCare Ageing’s Starrett Lodge was given a Better Practice Award by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency for the program. Colin McDonnell, care ...

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Film takes viewers beyond stigma

Alzheimer’s Australia video details some simple steps towards creating a dementia-friendly nation. Three Australians living with dementia have spoken about the small things people can do to help create a dementia-friendly Australia in a video Alzheimer’s Australia launched today. In ...

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Studying what drives older motorists

Research to focus on how to increase safety for older drivers through better feedback instead of revoking licences. A road safety researcher is turning her attention to older drivers to determine how feedback influences their decisions surrounding risk. Heidy Hassan, ...

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Better ageing by design

Professor takes international look at how senior living spaces are built. A professor from Deakin University is encouraging more Australians to ask: “Where will I live as I get older?” Professor Lorraine Farrelly, who spoke on the topic at the ...

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Lifelong living spaces

Whole-of-life housing’s a growth issue for builders and developers as people aim to live at home for as long as possible. By Dallas Bastian. A lot of people are ageing in homes that aren’t suitable to their needs, according to industry ...

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Track to the future

A blue-sky forum brought together speakers and strategists to mapping the possibility and challenge on the path to progress.  Aged- and community-care service providers can’t turn a blind eye to technology anymore. That’s the message from the Make HASTE Expo, ...

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Art and soul

A recent exhibition offered inspiring self-expression for people who struggle to be heard.By Dallas Bastian. Elderly people with dementia have had the opportunity to see their artworks on public display through an exhibition that showcases their memories and past lives. ...

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