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Breaking down the barriers

Nurses experienced in one form of care can gain a lot by a brief secondment to a different area. Linda Belardi reports Aged care nurses in Toowoomba have hit the wards of a busy private acute care hospital as part ...

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Push to attract aged care staff

A $520,000 grant for Griffith University will encourage more students to consider a career in aged care, says researcher and lecturer Dr Lorraine Venturato. The Training and Research Aged Care Services grant was awarded to the Queensland university’s Research Centre ...

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Nurses welcome training funding

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) says federal government funding for new aged care teaching centres will assist in the development of urgently needed aged care workers across the country. Minister for Ageing Mark Butler has announced that 16 grants totalling ...

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‘Flying squad’ home care

New models of care will save hospitals money but will also benefit the elderly, says Terry Clout chief executive of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. To save $2.2 billion over the next four years, as well as deal ...

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Funding reduced by $1.1bn: Mansour

A lowered funding base and increased costs are placing significant pressure on providers, says Gerard Mansour, CEO of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA). The peak body believes that funding via the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI) should be more in ...

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Concern on aged care funding

Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), the peak body for mission-based aged care providers, expressed its deep concern regarding the reporting of aged care funding following coverage in the news media. “The vast majority of our aged care providers are ...

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Saving energy pays off

Aged care facilities are now able to get an immediate start towards saving an average $25,000 a year through a practical toolkit developed to help the sector increase its energy efficiency, says NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker. Parker said energy ...

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Dementia research ‘grossly underfunded’

The number of Australians with dementia is anticipated to rise by one third to 400,000 in less than 10 years. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report, Dementia in Australia, further estimates that the number of people living with ...

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