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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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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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