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Aged Care Events Melbourne: Free Workshop for Cultural Competence

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

A free workshop for after-hours provider,s including GPs and residential aged care workers to teach strategies for engaging with individuals with low English proficiency is available from the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health.

The training is open to GPs, residential aged care providers, nurses, practice managers and reception staff to help them develop skills and strategies to communicate effectively with low English proficiency patients.


Meet the Seniors Who Love Technology

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

When Julie Watts wanted to call her family in the UK for Christmas, she remembers having to book in a time slot to speak with them. The family would sit around the phone and pass it between themselves, “Hello Merry Christmas, bye!” they would say before passing it on to the next person. The brief moments of contact between one side of the world and the other, would cost a small fortune for Julie, who affectionately remembers herself as a ’10 pound Pom’ when she arrived in Australia in the 1970s.


Catholic Homes Celebrates its Volunteers

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

The annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony was held by Catholic Homes in May to recognise the dedication of the organisation’s volunteers.

The ceremony was held at Leonda by the Yarra and is the second ceremony by the organisation to acknowledge the time and effort given by volunteers.



Bethanie Medallion Nominees Announced

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Aged care provider Bethanie has announced their finalists for the annual ‘Bethanie Medallion’ awards. The medallion award is in its tenth year and recognises a range of individuals and organisations who deliver an exceptional standard of service within the aged care sector.

The nominees are as follows:



By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Regis Aged Care’s Graduate Nurse Program will open from August 1, to assist students currently completing their Bachelor of Nursing to make a smooth transition into the work environment. The program is in its third year and places are being offered in Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.


New Aged Care Facility begins Construction in Vermont South

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

A new BlueCross aged care residence has begun construction in Vermont South, which will serve the growing ageing population in the city of Whitehorse.

The new aged care residence will be built in three stages, with the first stage due to be completed in 2015.

The Whitehorse city has a growing ageing population with 17 per cent of residents currently over 65 years of age. The aged population is set to increase over the next five years and the age group is set to have the largest proportional increase by 2021 is the 85+ age group, who are forecast to increase to 5001 persons.


Three Times is a Charm

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

New South Wales and Western Australian Aged Care Provider Hall & Prior have swept up three awards at the Aged Care Accreditation Agency’s Better Practice Awards last week, winning in each category they were nominated in.

“We would have been delighted to win one award” said Hall & Prior’s CEO Graeme Prior, “but to win three awards for three nominations is an honour” he said.


Perth Aged Care Network Luncheon

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

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

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 this attached PDF.


Whiddon Group Recognised for Commitment to Rural Seniors

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Aged care provider The Whiddon Group has been named a finalist in the 2013 HESTA Aged Care Awards in the Outstanding Organisation category.

The provider has been recognised for its initiatives for rural communities, clients and employees. The Whiddon Group operates in 26 locations including in remote areas Bourke, Wee Waa, Walgett, Narrabri and Condobolin.


Understanding Elderly Aboriginals Through Art: Aged Care Western Australia

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

An art collaboration to help health care professionals work with Aboriginal elders suffering from dementia has been released as a DVD documentary ‘Nungoo ngich Dunga nich’ (See me, Hear me). The collaboration included Aboriginal residents at Windsor Park Aged Care Home, their families, Noongah artist Ron Gidgup, filmmakers Arun Raj and Sean O’Keefe and staff from WA Dementia Training Study Centre (WADTSC) and Windsor Park Aged Care Home.


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