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Community Care NSW: New Director of Mental Health Services Appointed by Community Care Provider

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Community Care Provider Care Connect has appointed a new Director of Mental Health Services, Rachel Green who will start on the 28th of January 2013.

“With federal and state governments committed to national mental health reform,
Care Connect supports these reform initiatives with the creation of this new Director of Mental Health Services position” said Care Connect CEO Paul Ostrowski.

 

Residential Aged Care NSW: Sprinklers in Nursing Homes Made Compulsory after Quakers Hill Tragedy

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sprinklers must be installed in residential aged care facilities from January 1, 2013 after a fire in Quakers Hill nursing home killed nine residents and hospitalised others in November, 2011.

“From January 1, we will have a schedule in place ensuring New South Wales aged care facilities install sprinklers within the next three to four years,” said Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard.

 

Understanding Aged Care: Healthy Brain App Seeks to Reduce Dementia Risk

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Alzheimer’s Australia and Bupa Health Foundation have released a free app to help people assess their risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The BrainyApp is free to download for Apple and Android devices and hopes to raise awareness about the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

 

Aged Care Western Australia: Understanding Dementia Between a Child and her Nana

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

As a former community care co-ordinator, Sheryl Munday witnessed first-hand the confusion experienced by those with relatives suffering from dementia. Now a village manager for Southern Cross Care in Western Australia, Sheryl has written and illustrated a children’s book Shining Brightly to help explain dementia through the eyes of a  child.

 

Southern Cross Care to Host First Seniors Expo

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

One of the largest aged care providers in Western Australia, Southern Cross Care WA, will be holding its first Seniors Expo on Thursday 7th of March.

The expo will run from 10am to 3pm at the Success Village Community Centre in Success. The event will include more than 20 sites where seniors can find information on retirement living, home care options, health and nutrition, wills and legal advice, mobility, lifestyle and social ideas and more.“It will be a great opportunity for Perth seniors to find out about the many options and services that are available to them to help enrich their lives” he said.

 

 

Aged Care Melbourne: Broadband for Seniors Internet Kiosk Opened

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Aged Care Provider TLC Aged Care has been one of the first providers to implement the Australian Government’s Broadband for Seniors program, an initiative which seeks to provide senior Australians with access to computers.

The initiative seeks to address isolation and help senior Australians stay up to date with technology. TLC Aged Care opened an internet kiosk for its residents last week as part of the initiative.

 

Aged Care Sydney: New Grants to Help Seniors Stay Active

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Federal Government has opened applications for grants worth up to $20,000 for local community groups to deliver courses to seniors.

The grants are available to local community training providers and not-for-profit community groups in Sydney and are worth between $5,000 and $20,000.

 

Aged Care Western Australia: Embleton Care Now Under Regis Care

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Regis Aged Care has acquired Embleton Care from Anastas Investments Pty Ltd, with the acquisition due to be completed this year.  The acquisition of the 82-bed aged care home will be completed on 1 April 2013, whilst subject to the approval of the Department of Health and Ageing.

 

Aged Care Events Brisbane: Aged Care Online Network Luncheon

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Aged Care Online Team would like to send an invitation to their clients to our Aged Care Network Luncheon in Brisbane.

The luncheon will be an opportunity to network with aged care providers in a relaxed atmosphere and find out the latest in what Aged Care Online has to offer.

 

SANE Australia Survey: Over 50s and Mental Illness

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

National mental health charity SANE Australia is looking at the quality of life of people over 50 in Victoria who are living with a mental illness.

Victorians who are over 50 and living with a mental illness and their carers are invited to share their experiences in an online survey.

 

 

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