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Fit for Life

Elders are being put through their paces in an innovative fitness program, with encouraging results, writes Megan Stoyles. Aged care residents in South Australia are lining up to join a bootcamp which is providing fitness, fun and a better outlook ...

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A life worth living

A new model for resident wellness could very well be the future of aged care. Highercombe home in Hope Valley, Adelaide isn’t your typical nursing home. ACH Group’s newest facility, which opened its doors last October, is operating under an ...

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All the world’s a stage

Every actor faces challenges. You must learn lines, get an understanding of your character, and, of course, overcome the infamous opening night nerves. But for members of the resident drama group at Emmy Monash Aged Care facility, a Jewish high ...

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Mind,body and soul

Coastal walks, dancing, music and singing, big bands, tea dances, sports events, fun on the farm, gala opera nights and wheelchair dancing – these are just some of the colourful components of the lifestyle program at the Brotherhood of St ...

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Breaking down the silos

Providers of residential and community care will be inspired by a unique new workplace arrangement at Baptist Community Services. Darragh O Keeffe reports. Sometimes the best ideas are the most obvious, and you wonder why no one had thought to ...

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Growing older, together

Australia, we’re getting old. And community care will be the overall winner, writes Michael Fine. It’s not just you and me. Australia’s population is growing older, and larger, everyday, according to the latest projections in the 2010 Intergenerational Report. This ...

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The cost of indifference

With rising energy prices, and the growing public appetite for energy efficiency, how long can providers afford to waste money on inefficient buildings, asks John Brodie. Most aged care facilities we visit are wasting up to $50,000 per year simply ...

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