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Bupa Launches First Onsite GP in Aged Care

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

BUPA aged care is the first aged care provider to provide an onsite General Practitioner in their aged care homes as part of Labor’s new ‘GP’s in Aged Care’ Program. The new program hopes to reduce hospital admissions and the need to leave the facility for simple procedures. “The aim is to improve health outcomes for residents and it is expected this will decrease their need for hospital visits and the need to leave the home for simple procedures” said Federal Minister for Ageing Senator Jacinta Collins.


Amana Living Adds Meal Service for Elderly in Perth Metro

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

A new home meal delivery service designed for the elderly is now available to Western Australians in the Perth area.

Easy Meals  are designed for elderly people who remain at home but find shopping for food or cooking for one too much of a chore, a common problem among elderly people.

The meals are frozen in oven proof containers which are ready to reheat and have been launched by aged care provider Amana Living.


Aged Care Events Perth: Post Federal Election Breakfast

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

For those in the Perth area who want to discuss the election, peak aged care body LASA (Leading Aged Services Australia) are holding a post-election breakfast to discuss where Australia’s policies are likely to head particularly in age care services.

Keynote speaker will include Dr Martin Drum, a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at The University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle.


Aged Care Events: Better Practice Conferences

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Better Practice Conferences are coming up in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and is being described as a ‘must attend’ for aged care managers and will focus on themes such as human rights, sexuality, loneliness and isolation.

Presenters include the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG (the Human Rights perspective), Pino Migliorino (CALD aged care and CALD staff), Arnold Zable (the healing power of story), Dr Tanya Davison (using non-pharmacological approaches) and Dr Malcolm Masso (It’s the little things that matter).


Do You Know an Outstanding Carer in Aged Care?

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Do you know an amazing carer in aged care? The Aged Care Blog is looking to start a new regular blog series focusing on the great carers in the aged care industry.

Nominated carers will be featured on our blog, with a photo and a brief interview (about 10 minutes on the phone) about their job and why they choose to work in aged care.


Be Aware, Dementia Awareness Week 2013

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Alzheimer’s Australia’s Dementia Awareness Week will run more than 20 events across the country next week, to promote awareness of dementia and how to live a brain-healthy lifestyle. Under the theme ‘Brain Health: Making the Connections’ a range of public events will be held from September 16th to the 22nd of September and coincide with World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st.


Graduate Nursing Program Applications Open at The Whiddon Group

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Whiddon Group have opened applications for their Graduate Registered Nurse Program, ‘Transcend’.

The aged and community care provider’s program offers graduate nurses the opportunity to take place in a 13 week placement program in regional and rural New South Wales. Graduates are given the opportunity to work in community and residential care, including low and high care, palliative and dementia specific care.


‘Catering Innovation of the Year’ Award for Aged Care Provider

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

New South Wales aged care provider ‘The Whiddon Group’ has been named the New South Wales winner and national finalist for ‘Catering Innovation of the Year,’ at the 2013 Oscar Hospitality Awards.

The provider’s win was based on four new dining programs which have been introduced over the last 12 months, including the Dining with Dignity and Fine Dining program.


Guest Blogger: The Cost of Not Caring

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Our latest guest blogger CEO of Amana Living Ray Glickman, discusses the consequences of not counting the true costs of aged care.

It’s no wonder that aged care feels insecure after living with the dysfunctional Canberra family for the past three years.


Calling all Wii Champions

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Aged care provider Amana Living is seeking participants for their annual Wii World Cup among aged care and retirement living facilities across Australia.

The virtual bowling competition is open to all aged care centres and retirement living villages, which can source a Wii and Wii Sports Resort game and pull together a team of about eight participants and a coach.


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