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Carer issues

Carers, cognitive decline and complex health issues can make managing the elderly in an emergency department presentation a difficult situation. A recent study has zoned in on the interactions between emergency nurses and older patients’ family and carers, as an ...

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Care services to balloon

Australia’s ageing population will turn up the demand for care services, a new report on the care services workforce suggests. According to the multimedia Environmental Scan (EScan 2013), released by Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC), health expenditure ...

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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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