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Help can be a quick phone call away

With a shortage of community care workers expected, an internet system has been developed to assist workers. Megan Stoyles reports. A phone has been launched which is hoped to improve community-based care and case management, enhance the skills of direct ...

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Aged care interiors used to soothe residents

The institutional look has been left behind as architects and interior designers create warm, homely buildings, writes Cathy Wever. As Australia’s aged care sector continues to expand, providers are more conscious of the need to create attractive yet functional environments ...

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Gardening proves beneficial for seniors

Gardening has many physical and mental benefits, including helping people to relax and even recover from surgery, writes Joanne Adams. It has long been understood that contact with nature provides an opportunity to calm the senses. Nature has the capacity ...

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‘Flying squad’ helping seniors at home

A multidisciplinary mobile team is improving the quality of life for older people living in the community, reports Darragh O Keeffe. It may be just 16 months in operation but a multidisciplinary ‘geriatric flying squad’ has already made a world ...

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