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Ruth Callaghan investigates the merits of reverse mortgage schemes, which are back in the spotlight following their citation by the Productivity Commission as a possible means of funding aged care. Samantha was a widow at 60 when she retired. To ...

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…where competition is king

Aged care providers should be careful what they wish for, writes Rhod Ellis-Jones. We’re about one month away from the release of the Productivity Commission’s final ‘Caring for Older Australians’ report. The federal government has taken some early steps toward ...

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Lessons for learning

Megan Stoyles reports on one training organization that is doing things differently to ensure aged care staff complete ongoing professional development. The last thing a busy aged care service can often find time, resources and expertise for is updating or ...

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Where demand meets supply

As Australia’s largest employment industry, the healthcare and social assistance sector has a critical opportunity to support indigenous employment. By Linda Belardi. Up to 40 indigenous Australians in regional NSW will be trained and mentored to take up jobs in ...

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A coordinated approach

intro Experts agree a facility-wide approach to falls prevention is paramount. For many residential aged care staff, preventing falls in older people can be a very difficult challenge. As residents age, their increased frailty – combined with multiple pathologies and ...

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Risk and reward?

While most are trying to determine what the PC’s user pays proposal will mean for future clients, others are still asking whether some form of aged care levy or insurance should be included in the final report. Ruth Callaghan reports. ...

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The big picture

A provider’s innovative use of project management tools has received international recognition. Western Australia’s largest community aged care provider, Silver Chain, has introduced international tools for portfolio and project management and, in an Australian first, is one of only two ...

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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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