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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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A renewed focus

Peak bodies and industry leaders are considering how best to provide quality training and support to aged care managers. Megan Stoyles reports. The call to train aged care managers to improve their on-the-job capacity is ringing in both Australia and ...

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Dealing with diabetes

With its high prevalence and serious consequences for older people, it is important care staff know the signs and symptoms of diabetes. According to current research, in Australia, around one in six people over the age of 70 has diabetes. ...

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Mind the gap

An innovative provider is working to service those clients who fall between disability and aged care service provision, writes Megan Stoyles. While the Productivity Commission and the government views aged care and disability as two separate areas of funding, policy ...

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New options?

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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