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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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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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