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Millions of reasons why

As more and more Australians are prevented access to age services, more care and services are needed. By Aileen Macalintal Every 71 minutes an Australian is denied age services. Since Medicare does not universally fund age services, Australians must rely ...

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Hitting the mark

Mary Casey provides an insight into the evolution of community care. It is twenty years since I established the Nursing Group and I am astonished at how much things have changed when it comes to community care. I founded the ...

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Killing stress

With work-related mental health issues on the rise, it seems a fitting time to address workplace stress prevention.  In a perfect world, we would all have a job that is without stress of any kind – we would have the ...

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Raising the standards

The government decided against registration for personal care workers in its recent reforms, but that doesn’t mean the debate has ceased. Antonia Maiolo reports. From cleaning and washing clothes, to cooking meals, to shopping, showering and grooming, Justine Minton does ...

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Boomers demand more from aged care

With over 3.6 million people expected to need health assistance as part of the future aged care system, industry stakeholders must discuss the issues posed by an ageing population. By Amie Larter It was a round-table discussion in 2012 that ...

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Ageing is a growth industry

As the population ages, the emphasis for policymakers must return to attracting professionals back to the industry. By Louis White If there is one consistent with Australia’s population is that we are all growing older and that the elderly are ...

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Invisible young carers

Young carers in Australia need stronger support, according to research. This group was often invisible in the society despite their important role, said Rob Bray, researcher from the Australian National University College of Business and Economics. Bray concluded this from ...

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Health workers need health food

After a punishing shift, resist the call of junk food and sweet snacks. By Amie Larter Research for many years has suggested that shiftwork can have negative effects on your relationship, your children and in particular your health. Patients’ needs ...

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