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Top 5 role call

The results of ACI’s Top 5 Inspirational Aged-care Professionals poll for 2013 are in, and these are the uplifting leaders who got your vote.  Graduating as a nurse in 1992, Cynthia Payne knew aged care was what she wanted to ...

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The carer crisis looms

Is anything more important than the refugee boats and the price of carbon? One CEO says yes, if you’re paying attention.  With the federal election looming, the national media is consumed by a narrow range of issues, such as a ...

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Aged-care champions receive honours

Fifteen finalists over three categories were celebrated by peers and industry at last night’s 2013 HESTA Aged Care Awards at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. The event, hosted by Jean Kittson, highlighted and celebrated our nation’s best in ...

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Aged workforce increases in size

With more than 240,000 workers employed in the aged care industry, its safe to admit that the workforce has been increasing steadily over the last five years.  According to The Aged Care Workforce 2012 survey, the number of registered nurses working ...

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Muggleton’s passion

An enthusiasm for management and health, coupled with concern for the elderly, saw the young Stephen Muggleton move from hospital management to a career in the aged care sector.  Always interested in contributing to making a difference to people’s quality ...

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Sim City

Mary Casey reveals the benefits of education in a simulated environment. Simulated training is an educational concept that all nursing and allied health colleges should be offering students. Teaching multiple objectives in a ‘real life’ environment can grow confidence, encourage ...

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Asking the right questions

Determining a service delivery strategy requires leadership, education and funding. So it’s important to get all your ducks in a row.  I recently participated in an aged care industry event, and had a conversation with a CEO from a large ...

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