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The heavy hand of government

Significant concerns have been raised about the timing and financial impact of reforms to the prudential arrangements for bonds. By Linda Belardi. Legislative reforms to tighten the prudential regulation of accommodation bonds could have a significant impact on the sector’s ...

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When the floods clear

Floods, cyclones, then more floods. Darragh O Keeffe reports on how facilities in Queensland and Victoria coped in the extreme weather earlier this year. “For me, I can’t encapsulate in words how amazed and grateful and humbled I am by ...

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The next generation

Savvy providers have realised student nurses can fill today’s AIN shifts, but can also be a source of new blood for tomorrow’s workforce. Cathy Wever reports. Despite the sometimes low prestige associated with working as assistants in nursing (AIN), which ...

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At the heart of the matter

How care staff can better recognise and respond to the increasing prevalence of chronic heart disease. Chronic heart failure is a disabling and deadly condition that becomes more prevalent with age. Ten per cent of people aged over 80 will ...

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Raising the dough

A major provider is using an innovative model to generate funds for its latest complex, reports Megan Stoyles. NSW’s Benevolent Society (Bensoc), has launched an innovative program of social bonds to raise funds for a new model of housing, care ...

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Lessons for leaders

Benetas has been working on leadership and development forums to support, nurture and inspire our middle managers, writes Sandra Hills. Over the past two years a significant cultural change program has been underway at Benetas. During the last few months ...

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Bringing dignity to death and dying

Knowing what to expect makes a big difference when caring for residents at the end of life stage. For many residential aged care staff, assisting residents through their end of life phase can be a difficult and challenging task. The ...

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Learning to lead

Vision, articulation and investment are integral if aged care managers are to foster a climate of innovation and development in their organizations, writes Ian Hardy. Helping Hand Aged Care is in many respects a typical provider, operating eight residential care ...

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