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Aged Care Events Sydney: Breakfast With Ita Buttrose

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Priceline is offering breakfast with Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose for its Sister or Beauty Club members, with the proceeds going towards Alzheimer’s Australia.

The event will take place in Sydney on the 1st of May, tickets are $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Australia. The Brisbane event has passed and tickets can no longer be bought for the Melbourne event.


Aged Care Events Melbourne: Health, Aged Care & Disability Expo

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

MELBOURNE Carex 2013 Australia’s Premier Health, Aged Care & Disability Expo for managers, health professionals and staff will take place at Caulfield Racecourse on April 17th and 18th.

Free admission is included and the event will include over 100 exhibit sites, free mini workshops, half day seminars and more.


Should We Resuscitate Aged Care Residents? Free Aged Care Forum Melbourne

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Director of the Respecting Patient Choices Program Associate Professor Professor Bill Silverster from Austin Hospital will present a free aged care forum in Melbourne next week (Wednesday, April 17th) to discuss whether CPR should be performed on aged care residents who are nearing the end of their life.


Nursing Homes Western Australia: Principal Geraldton Wins Home of the Year Award

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Principal Geraldton has won the National Home of the Year award at the second annual Domain Principal Best Practice Awards. The ceremony is designed to reward and celebrate excellence in aged care achievements across Domain and Principal homes. The criteria for the awards included consistent performance of excellence in clinical care, low levels of risk and injury displayed and employee satisfaction and development.


Sunrise Supported Living Hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Hoppers Crossing

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Sunrise Supported Living ‘s Hopper Crossing facility will be hosting ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea,’ one of the Cancer Council’s leading fundraising events, on Saturday, the 18th of May.

Hoppers Crossing’s Diversional Therapist Shirley Van Keulen will be hosting the event where they aim to raise $10,000 for cancer research.


Events: This Valentine’s Day…. Join the Fight Against Dementia

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Alzheimer’s Australia will be asking Australians to do something different this year for Valentine’s Day, by planting a memory to help join the fight against dementia.

Alzheimer’s Australia will be running a Valentine’s Day event across all of Australia’s states and territories, where people will be invited to add a memory to a memory tree to show their support for Alzheimer’s Australia’s ‘Fight Dementia’ campaign.


Recycling the Nintendo Wii to Help Stroke Victims

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

NeuroScience Research Australia (NeuRA) is seeking donations of second-hand Wii consoles to help stroke victims regain the use of their arms and legs. The Wii-Based Movement Therapy program has been pioneered by Dr Penelope McNulty, a neurophysiologist at NeuRA. The Wii-Based Movement Therapy involves a 10 day training program using the Wii that results in significant improvements in the way stroke victims are able to use their arms and legs.The Wii-Based Movement Therapy involves a 10 day training program using the Wii that results in significant improvements in the way stroke victims are able to use their arms and legs.


New Governement Plan to Help Mature Aged Workers and Carers

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Peak senior’s organisation COTA Australia has responded positively to the Federal Government’s plan to increase flexibility in the workplace for mature age workers, employees with a disability and workers who care for parents. Under the new plan employees who fall under the above categories will have a right to request flexible working arrangements; however COTA Australia’s Chief Executive Ian Yates expressed concern that employers would still be able to refuse requests.


Aged Care Technology: Panic Button Prototype Built into a Wristwatch

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

A prototype for a new automated panic button integrated into a wristwatch has been built by Sydney-based startup team Edisse under the University of Sydney’s Incubate program.

The automated panic button is able to sense fall detection in the elderly and eliminates the need for elderly people to manually press a button if they fall. The elimination of this manual process is particularly advantageous if an elderly person is rendered unconscious.


Residential Aged Care South Australia: Regis Aged Care Acquires Playford Village

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Regis Aged Care has acquired Playford Village from Baptist Care (SA) Inc. which will be finalised by July 1 2013, subject to approval from the Department of Health & Ageing. Regis CEO Ross Johnston said Regis were very excited to be adding the 125-bed aged care home in their 20th anniversary year. “We are very excited to be adding Playford Village to our family of aged care homes across Australia” he said.He added that all staff currently working at Baptist Care (SA) Inc. would be invited to join Regis Aged Care and there would be no redundancies.


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