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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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How to meet strong demand

The second annual aged care conference, linked with retirement living, will cover a broad range of topics. Two of the main areas to be discussed at this year’s Aged Care Summit will be how to tackle the predicted increase in ...

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Disability nurses under pressure

A push to lure staff to this area of nursing has been hit by government moves to cut penalty rates and leave loading. Louis White reports The role of the disability nurse is under threat due to low wages and ...

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Front-line cancer spotters

With careful observation aged care staff can spot skin disease on patients. By Amie Larter While the most significant cause of skin cancer is sun exposure when young, aged care workers and nurses are in a unique position to help ...

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Gaining strength from spirituality

A person’s need to answer life’s big questions can take the shape of religion and other pathways such as art or nature All aged care workers should learn to be good listeners to help people face the spiritual tasks of ...

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