News & Events

Deinstitutionalising dementia care

By on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Victorian aged care provider has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia Vic to develop a supported living program that enables dementia residents to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

TLC Aged Care (TLC) became major sponsors of Azheimer’s Australia Vic on July 16, with an agreement to contribute $120,000 in funding over the next two years.

Online calculators assist with reform transition

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

Providers are using interactive online tools to assist consumers to navigate the Government’s recent changes to aged care.

The Living Longer Living Better reforms that came into effect on July 1 include fee deregulation and the mandatory advertisement of allocated bond payments with every public listing for aged care accommodation in the country.

Toowoomba aged care home appoints in-house GP

By on Thursday, July 24, 2014

As part of a trial project to reduce after-hours hospital admissions, a Toowoomba aged care home has received funding to establish an onsite medical clinic.

Residents of Salem Northridge Lutheran Rest Home now have access to a local general practitioner (GP) at least once a week in their newly refurbished consultation room.

The crucial nature of relationships in high quality care

By on Monday, July 21, 2014

American photographer and sociologist Professor Cathy Greenblat was so moved by the relationships she encountered at a Queensland aged care residence that she decided to document her visit on film.

It Takes a Community tells the story of Arcare Helensvale, where the culture of care is defined by the strength of its relationships between staff, residents and families.

A tea party for young and old

By on Monday, July 21, 2014

Forty Year Eight students from Reddam House School in Sydney’s east woke up early last Friday to bake scones for the elderly.

Fresh from the oven, the steaming batches were delivered to SummitCare Rankwick aged care home and shared between the residents and schoolchildren.

Gold Coast local opens new aged care home in Tugun

By on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gold coast local Terri Cause is delighted with her new role as general manager of the region’s newest aged care home, Bupa Tugun.

The home will be Bupa’s largest aged care facility, with room for 166 residents.

Surplus goods find new home in Sri Lankan hospitals

By on Monday, July 14, 2014

A Victorian not-for-profit aged care provider has donated all their surplus goods and furniture to hospitals in remote and disadvantaged areas of Sri Lanka.

Earlier this month, staff and volunteers at Benetas Hurlingham respite community committed five hours to cleaning and sorting over 60 items to donate to the Mahamevnawa Mediation Centre Melbourne.

Take five with LASA Young Leader finalist

By on Friday, July 11, 2014

The achievements of young Victorians in aged care have been formally recognised this year with the Leading Aged Services (LASA) Victoria Young Leader Award.

The Young Leader category was introduced to the LASA Victoria Awards for Excellence to acknowledge the achievements of people under the age of 30 who show outstanding leadership potential within the industry.

Sixty-three new beds for Melbourne community

By on Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Mayor of Manningham has welcomed the addition of 63 new aged care beds to the north-eastern community of Melbourne.

Cr Jim Grivokostopoulos officially opened the new wing of Japara’s Millward Aged Care last Friday in the presence of local councillors, industry personnel and the staff, residents and families of the 163-bed home.

Raising the bar on continuum of care

By on Monday, July 7, 2014

A Victorian aged care provider has developed a workforce model to avoid unnecessary hospital transfers.

Piloted with Catholic Homes in 2013 after receiving funding from Health Workforce Australia, the Raise the Bar program gives care staff the training and tools to better manage stable residents with acute care needs, including those entering the end-of-life phase.

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