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What the Oakden inquiry teaches us: COTA

COTA Australia has this week praised the Senate’s interim report into South Australia’s Oaken aged care facility, and says it highlights the urgent need to stamp out toxic cultures and systemic failures in the sector. Chief executive Ian Yates said there ...

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Opioids do little to ease joint pain for seniors

Older Australians with muscle and joint pain shouldn’t waste their time seeking a prescription for opioid medication to east their pain, new research suggests. A University of Sydney study, published in the Journal of Pain, has shown that opioids provide ...

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Virtual reality improving wound care

Aged care staff are testing the usefulness of virtual reality headsets for senior clients, and it’s transforming wound management procedures. Originally developed by the gaming industry, VR intervention has emerged in clinical care as a non-medicinal method to distract patients ...

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