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Experts say falls tool is a safety risk

The go-to tool used to determine people’s risk of falling in aged care homes is “out of date” and poses a safety risk, according to researchers from Macquarie University. Experts analysed data from nearly 6000 elderly residents across 25 care ...

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Aged care insiders detail atrocious conditions

Maggots have been found in the wound of an aged care resident, while other elderly people are allegedly being left in soiled continence pads for more than 16 hours, according to whistleblowers. More than 6500 aged care staff, relatives of residents or residents themselves, have submitted ...

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‘A new era’: LASA and ACSA vote to merge

Peak organisations representing aged care providers have set a date to form a single unified body after nearly a decade of negotiations.  Members of Leading Aged Services (LASA) and Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) have announced an official merger ...

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Thousands hit by delay to $400 bonus

More than half of the country’s aged care workers are yet to receive their first $400 cash bonus from the government, almost two months after it was first announced. In early February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced eligible workers would be given two ...

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Watchdog reports increased complaints

Staffing levels, medication management and personal hygiene were the most frequently complained about issues in residential care homes towards the end of last year. Between October and September 2021, a total of 1,639 complaints were lodged against 550 residential care ...

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