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Heading Towards the Future of Aged Care: Network Luncheon Round Up

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Over 40 aged care providers were represented at Aged Care Online’s Network Luncheon last Thursday, to promote the current technology developments of Web2TV, Aged Care Online and to discuss the place of social media in aged care.

Major developments for Web2TV, including a Web2TV app for users and the ability to insert video into the system was revealed.

 

The Aged Care Blog is Looking For Guest Bloggers

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Are you an aged care professional with insight in the aged care industry? Are you looking for an easy way to promote your brand and communicate your industry insight and knowledge to an audience of 35,000 + people a month?

We are looking for guest bloggers to write occasional pieces on current industry issues in aged care. Whether it be responding to a new law, law changes, common misconceptions in the aged care industry, new studies or anything else you are passionate about which relates to aged care, we would love to read your submissions.

 

BlueCross Wins Inaugural Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovations Award

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Australian aged care provider BlueCross has won against 80 international providers to win the Inaugural Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovations Award in Singapore.

The theme ‘Eldercare Innovations in Asia’ was chosen to reflect the growth in Asia’s eldercare industry, and to recognise some of the most innovative and successful models that are driving the three pillars of ageing in Asia, ‘Healthy Ageing, Independent Ageing and Happy Ageing.’

 

’279,000 Australians Denied Care by 2050? Says Aged Care Body

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Aged care body Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has launched a new campaign ‘3 million reasons’ to highlight how many Australians could miss out on aged care services by 2050.

“If the workforce is not supported 279,000 Australians will be denied care by 2050” said Patrick Reid, CEO of LASA.

The campaign is titled ‘3 million reasons’ to represent the current three million Australians aged 65 and over.

 

Aged Care Events Perth: A New Paradigm in Dementia Care

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

This is your opportunity to hear two international pioneers in the field of dementia care share their inspirational stories at the beautiful Kalamunda Zig Zag Cultural Centre in Perth, WA on May 5th.

This presentation will be valuable for family carers, health professionals and leaders working in the field of dementia. Dr. Al Power and Hilary Lee present together for the first time in Australia on a visionary and practical experiential model to dementia care.

 

Modern plans for The Whiddon Group Easton Park

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Aged care and community care provider, The Whiddon Group have announced plans to redevelop and upgrade their Easton Park residential aged care facility in Glenfield.

The redevelopments will begin at the end of this year according to CEO Lee-ann Irwin. “2013 is an exciting year for Whiddon as we continue to upgrade our Glenfield site” said Ms Irwin.

 

Aged Care Western Australia: New CEO for Southern Cross Care

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Southern Cross Care WA has appointed Mr Errol Turner as its new CEO, replacing Mr Stuart Flynn who is stepping down after 15 years of service.

Mr Turner will start from today and work with Mr Flynn until the 12th of July this year to ensure a smooth transition.

“We are pleased to appoint Errol as CEO following the Board’s rigorous selection process” said Southern Cross Care Chairman Mr John Bryant. “The Board is confident that it has selected a CEO with a superior track record of organisational leadership and experience” he said. Mr Bryant also acknowledged the contribution Stuart Flynn has made to the organisation.

 

Aged Care Events Sydney: Aged Care Network Luncheon

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The team at Aged Care Online would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend our next Aged Care Network Luncheon in Sydney.

Network with other aged care providers in a relaxed atmosphere and find out the latest in what www.agedcareonline.com.au has to offer. We are excited to be presenting Web2TV – an in-house TV service for your residents, staff and visitors. Find out what’s new in Web2TV or experience it for the first time! For a sneak preview, please see the attached PDF.

 

 

Aged Care Events: ‘Bring it to the Table’ for Dementia

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Alzheimer’s Australia is encouraging people to participate in their ‘Bring it to the Table’ fundraiser to raise money for Alzheimer’s Australia’s fight against dementia.

Alzheimer’s Australia is asking people across Australia to invite their friends, family members or work colleagues for a high tea, sit-down dinner, games night or picnic in June, to help raise awareness of dementia and raise funds for services and research. Alzheimer’s Australia has over 20 fundraising ideas on their website to spread the word about dementia in the community and raise funds which may one day lead to a cure for the disease.

 

$150,000 in Grants for Young People with Disability in NSW

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The third round of At Home Care Grants in New South Wales applications are now open to help young people with disability pay for essential support.

A total of $150,000 in funding is available in this round for grants between $2,000 and $10,000 and those eligible can apply for a grant until the 31st of May.

The grants fund essential equipment such as wheelchairs and electric beds, respite care or home modifications to prevent young people (i.e. people under 65) from entering into aged care.

 

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