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Surviving sanctions: one provider’s story

Poor staff culture and complacency have been identified as the major factors leading one facility down the road of sanctions, reports Natasha Egan. Nothing instils fear in providers like the word sanctions, according to Rosanne Collins, manager of ECH’s Charles ...

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Dealing with death

Australian nurse educators are working to embed palliative care training firmly in undergraduate nurse programs, putting us ahead of some other countries. Megan Stoyles reports. The growth in the ageing population in developed countries and their growing numbers in acute ...

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Resurrecting the ‘academic rigor’

More stringent regulation of the RTOs, installing clinical mentors in facilities, enhanced nursing oversight – the opinions on what’s needed to address quality concerns in Cert III training abound. Darragh O Keeffe reports. When Certificate III training began in the ...

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Protect from harm

Care staff have a duty of care to protect residents, and report what they suspect to be elder abuse. It’s the job of care staff to look after older people and protect them from harm. There is a relationship of ...

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Pushing through the ceiling

Women make up the majority of the aged care workforce but their numbers drop considerably at the higher levels of industry leadership. Darragh O Keeffe asks prominent female CEOs why this is the case, and what should be done about ...

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Quiet before the storm?

Wait and see, or second guess? Until the government announces its response to the Productivity Commission’s final report, providers are struggling to plan future services. Ruth Callaghan reports. As the aged care industry waits for the final Productivity Commission report ...

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PC a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity

Providers continue to endorse PC report, and urge government to take action Aged care providers continue to publicly support and endorse the key findings of the Productivity Commission’s report into aged care, released on Monday. The report highlights the inadequacies ...

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