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Ruling body responds to paperwork criticisms.

The Accreditation Agency denies claims of unnecessary paperwork but some industry leaders are still not so sure. Megan Stoyles reports. Aged care is full of paper, and unnecessary paperwork and documentation requirements are an ongoing cause for industry complaint. The ...

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Getting the executive ‘dream team’

It’s time to thaw out the aged care recruitment market, writes PJ Maynard. The frozen candidate market of aged care executives will have a significant impact on the future of aged care providers, and service provision generally. This is particularly ...

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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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