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Industry Responds to to Government’s Wage Increase for Aged Care Workers

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

A number of leading industry bodies in the aged care industry have responded to the Federal Government’s announcement to increase the wages of aged care workers over the next four years, totalling to a spend of $1.2 billion.

Ray Glickman, CEO of aged care provider Amana Living said the Federal Government was redirecting funds from care to wages, and that the plan would do nothing to create a sustainable aged care sector in Western Australia.

 

Arcare Acquires Two Aged Care Facilities from IBIS Group

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Arcare has purchased two residential aged care facilities from the IBIS Group in South East Queensland. The facilities are St James Park facility in Helensvale and The Ritz in Hope Island.

The new acquisitions will add 122 beds to Arcare’s South East Queensland portfolio and more than doubles Arcare’s Queensland portfolio of aged care facilities from four to nine.“The IBIS facilities are a perfect fit with our existing and upcoming facilities as they are quality buildings in great locations, setting the scene for Arcare to deliver the kind of care we are known for” said Arcare CEO Colin Singh.

 

Understanding Aged Care: New Online Forum for Talking About Dementia

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

A new online forum has been launched to help Australian living with, or caring for somebody living with dementia.

The forum ‘Talking about Dementia’ was created for Australians to share their stories, ask questions or offer support to others in the same situation, all within the same place.

 

Aged Care Events Melbourne: Free Workshop for Professionals Working With Migrants

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health will provide free two hour workshops between May and October this year, to help staff in residential aged care communicate with residents with low English proficiency.

The workshop is open to professionals who work with clients of a culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and may be helpful to professionals such as GPs, reception and nursing staff in residential aged care and hospitals.

 

Aged Care Events Melbourne: Aged Care Network Luncheon

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

The team at Aged Care Online would like to invite you to attend our next Aged Care Network Luncheon in Melbourne.

Network with other aged care providers in a relaxed atmosphere and find out the latest in what www.agedcareonline.com.au has to offer.

 

Aged Care Events Sydney: Breakfast With Ita Buttrose

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Priceline is offering breakfast with Australian of the Year Ita Buttrose for its Sister or Beauty Club members, with the proceeds going towards Alzheimer’s Australia.

The event will take place in Sydney on the 1st of May, tickets are $20 and 100% of the proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Australia. The Brisbane event has passed and tickets can no longer be bought for the Melbourne event.

 

Aged Care Events Melbourne: Health, Aged Care & Disability Expo

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

MELBOURNE Carex 2013 Australia’s Premier Health, Aged Care & Disability Expo for managers, health professionals and staff will take place at Caulfield Racecourse on April 17th and 18th.

Free admission is included and the event will include over 100 exhibit sites, free mini workshops, half day seminars and more.

 

Should We Resuscitate Aged Care Residents? Free Aged Care Forum Melbourne

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Director of the Respecting Patient Choices Program Associate Professor Professor Bill Silverster from Austin Hospital will present a free aged care forum in Melbourne next week (Wednesday, April 17th) to discuss whether CPR should be performed on aged care residents who are nearing the end of their life.

 

Nursing Homes Western Australia: Principal Geraldton Wins Home of the Year Award

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Principal Geraldton has won the National Home of the Year award at the second annual Domain Principal Best Practice Awards. The ceremony is designed to reward and celebrate excellence in aged care achievements across Domain and Principal homes. The criteria for the awards included consistent performance of excellence in clinical care, low levels of risk and injury displayed and employee satisfaction and development.

 

Sunrise Supported Living Hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Hoppers Crossing

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Sunrise Supported Living ‘s Hopper Crossing facility will be hosting ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea,’ one of the Cancer Council’s leading fundraising events, on Saturday, the 18th of May.

Hoppers Crossing’s Diversional Therapist Shirley Van Keulen will be hosting the event where they aim to raise $10,000 for cancer research.

 

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