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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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State of play

An analysis by IBISWorld sheds an interesting light on high care residential services in Australia. Darragh O Keeffe reports. The nursing home industry is expected to generate revenue of $9.68 billion in 2010-11, representing about 6.5 per cent of total ...

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Winners and losers

Financial returns for providers continue to be mixed – with some seeing improvements while others struggle. Ruth Callaghan reports on the current state of the industry’s coppers. The bad news? On average, aged care still loses money on every bed, ...

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Speculation nation

With 2011 shaping up to be a year of structural and financial reform, providers of all shapes and sizes are trying to determine where best to invest. Ruth Callaghan reports. As the Productivity Commission mulls over the direction the aged ...

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Against the odds

The pundits say small facilities are dying out. Pyramid Hill Bush Nursing Hospital is proving them wrong, as Megan Stoyles reports. A viable aged care facility in a small rural town is the mainstay of the social fabric, the community’s ...

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Supporting the workforce

Government announces new round of scholarships. The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler has announced a new round of scholarships under the Supporting a Professional Aged Care Workforce Program. “The scholarships available under this program provide aged care ...

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Red shoots of recovery

In the weeks and months following the Victorian bushfires, community care workers were at the frontline, helping people to recover and rebuild their lives. Jane Furey won’t ever forget her first day working for the Victorian Bushfire Case Management Service. ...

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