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Tackling community-based elder abuse

New resource combines research and best practice. A new resource to educate community care workers about the issue of elder abuse is being launched this week by the Benevolent Society. The third in the ‘Community Aged Care Research to Practice’ ...

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Industry skills training given a boost

New initiative to bolster staff skills and attract new nurses to the sector. Up to 560 new undergraduate scholarships worth $8.7 million are being provided by government to attract nurses to the aged care sector. A further 120 postgraduate nursing ...

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Nurses must play key role in reform

RCNA budget submission says government must address workforce issue. The government must expand specialised nursing roles across aged care before the health system experiences real reform. That’s according to the Royal College of Nursing Australia, who has urged the government ...

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Making your voice heard

The government’s ACFI review is an ideal opportunity for providers to have their say on the funding instrument. Julie McStay offers advice for those drafting submissions. The Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot, recently released the terms of reference for the ...

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Fortunes continue to fluctuate

Recent financial reports reveal the impact of funding changes on providers’ bottom lines, writes Max Hopkins. The Dec 08 / Jan 09 issue of INsite carried the headline results of the Stewart Brown benchmark survey for the 2009 financial year, ...

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Size matters

New research raises important questions about optimum facility size and its links to efficiency and equity of access. Bigger is not necessarily better in aged care, especially for residents with special needs. That’s one of the major findings from a ...

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Changing hands

A number of facilities are up for grabs with several state governments planning sell-offs. But such moves can be politically costly. Megan Stoyles reports. The NSW government’s attempt to sell off 11 state-owned aged care facilities has stalled. The process, ...

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