News & Events

Media Release: First Course in Understanding & Management of Diabetes Released in Australia

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1 in 4 Australian adults (over 25) have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Diabetes costs Australia over $1 million per hour

7.2 million pharmaceutical scripts were claimed for diabetes medicines in 2011. These statistics show that a lot of Australians have diabetes, and aged/home and community/disability care workers are likely to meet a patient who has the condition in their line of work.

 

Aged Care News: National Diability Insurance Scheme Still Not Across the Line

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Carlton Captain Chris Judd and leading aged care providers will take part in the Every Australian Counts cycling challenge to showcase support for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS has still only been committed to pilot funding by State Governments, meaning only 40,000 Australians will receive funding, when in reality over 400,000 Australians are living with a disability.

 

Aged Care Jobs Western Australia: ACFI Financial Workshop

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

LASA-WA (Leading Age Services Western Australia) will hold an ACFI Financial Workshop in October.

The workshop is aimed at facility managers, care managers and clinical nurse managers.

Registration is open now and will close by the 17th of October (or until fully booked). The workshop will teach participants to:

 

Understanding Aged Care: Facing Dementia through Theatre

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The family meets for the first Christmas lunch without the mother, Rose, whose absence is marked by an empty chair.

But how ‘absent’ is she?

And as the father begins to display some eccentricities, it is realised they may soon be losing him to dementia.

This is the synopsis for The Empty Chair a play that faces dementia, with understanding and good humour.

 

Aged Care Jobs: Investors Turning Away from Aged Care

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Adelaide Advertiser reports that investors are turning away from aged care, preferring to invest in the more lucrative retirement villages. Reasons for no longer investing in aged care include the rising cost of land, cutbacks in business lending and that retirement village offer more long-term cash flow.

 

Aged Care Events Western Australia: Active Ageing Expo

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

An Active Ageing Expo will run in November to help seniors maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

The expo will provide information on products, services and activities to assist them to stay healthy and active in old age.

 

Aged Care Gold Coast: Better Practice Workshops

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Better Practice will run workshops on improving understanding of risk management, managing complaints and other topics on the Gold Coast starting in November.

The two day workshop will run for two days from the 15th of November, with two key workshops offering a balance of practical information and discussion to provide lasting improvements in the quality of care for residents.

 

Understanding Aged Care: Seniors and Safe Sex

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Older Australians are being encouraged to practice safe sex as the latest figures reveal Chlamydia has doubled in Australian’s over 40 since 2005. Family Planning NSW has launched a safe sex awareness campaign for older Australians, with the aim of educating people over 40 about the risks of having sex without a condom.

 

Aged Care Employment WA: Is Your Organisation Ready to See the Big Picture?

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CommunityWest is inviting CEOs and senior management teams in aged care to join their one-day workshop to reflect on the ‘new world order’ in the aged and community care industry.

The full-day workshop will be a day of strategic thinking and will provide at least one practical strategy for participants to take away to help move their organisations forward.

 

Aged Care Events Melbourne: Hollywood Comes to Melbourne

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This Friday seniors will flock to the Melbourne CBD for the fifth annual StarFISH extravaganza and the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons.

300 of Melbourne’s elderly residents will converge to Melbourne Park and take part in this year’s theme Hooray for Hollywood with a focus on music, dance, culture and the old Hollywood musicals.

 

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