News & Events

Why There’s No Loyalty in Aged Care

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Marketing practices within aged care are not the most sophisticated. In fact some key aspects of marketing strategy aren’t used at all. Kay Smith explores if and where loyalty marketing strategies could fit within our sector.

Tonight I came home to find my side gate open. After thirty seconds of my heart in my throat and images flashing through my head of trying to explain to our two year old where his beloved canine pal had gone, I looked over to the front porch and saw the ball of fluff sitting at the top of the stairs waiting for us where he always does. 


Events NSW: Free Aged Care and Retirement Living Information Session

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Salvation Army will host two information sessions about residential aged care and retirement living in June for those considering aged care and their families.

The information sessions will include a presentation, morning tea and a sneak peek at the new Elizabeth Jenkins Place Aged Care Plus Centre which will open in September.


LGBTI Inclusion Award for UnitingCare Ageing

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

UnitingCare Ageing was recognised for achievement in LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) workplace inclusion at the ‘Pride in Diversity’ Luncheon and Awards last Friday 17 May. As a new category in 2013, it is the first to receive the Not-For-Profit LGBTI Workplace Inclusion Award.


Guest Blogger: Recognising Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

What makes a volunteer? Our guest blogger Mark Sewell CEO of Warrigal Care,writes about the integral role volunteers play, and asks what is the more effective way to recognise their hard work?

What makes a volunteer? Volunteers are ordinary people who do extraordinary things for people they may not even know. They don’t do it because they have to, they don’t do it because they’re told to, they do it because they want to.


50 People Aged 90+ Tow a 13-Tonne Truck

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Last Friday, the Murray Street Mall in Perth hosted a unique event. 50 participants - all over the age of 90 - pulled a 13 tonne truck through the Mall to raise awarness for the Give 50 campaign, by aged care provider, Amana Living.

The event marked the start of a month-long Give 50 campaign, to raise funds for Amana Living’s latest enrichment project, iPad Connect.

The project involves providing Amana Living clients and residents with the technology and training to use iPad apps, games, audiovisuals, communications and connectivity.

Time to Celebrate the Unsung Heroes of Aged Care

By on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Western Australian aged care provider Bethanie have opened nominations for their annual Bethanie Medallion awards. The nominations are open to all health professionals and volunteers who make a difference in the Aged Care Community though their work.

The Bethanie Medallion is designed to recognsied the people who serve and support the state’s ageing population and those who have history of consistently delivering exception service in the aged care industry.


Aged Care Events Brisbane: 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 Brisbane.

Network with other aged care providers in a relaxed atmosphere and find out the latest in what 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.


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.’


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