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Time to speak up about dementia

By on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Australia has the potential to influence how international governments deal with dementia when it takes to the world stage at this year’s Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Brisbane.

Alzheimer’s Australia has joined the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) in the campaign to place dementia on the agenda when the G20 meet this November to discuss economic issues of global importance.

Private home care takes pressure off

By on Monday, February 24, 2014

When Maureen Mahoney’s mother-in-law started showing the early signs of dementia, she began weighing up her residential care options.

It wasn’t until she stumbled across an advertisement in the local paper that Maureen discovered her mother-in-law did not have to leave her beloved home to get the care she needs.

Graduate nurse program signals hope for understaffed aged care sector

By on Friday, February 21, 2014

The aged care industy welcomed 41 new recruits last Friday at the graduation ceremony of a unique nurse program designed to improve the skillset of our aged care workforce.

The Leading Age Services Australia - Victoria (LASA Victoria) Aged Care Graduate Nurse Program (ACGNP) provides the specialist training necessary to work effectively in an increasingly complicated aged care industry.

You're never too old to dream

By on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Uniting AgeWell has just launched a program to make dreams come true for its residents and community clients.

The WishingWell initiative encourages living life to the fullest, no matter what your age.

Tuning in: residents get targeted content with "in-house" TV channel

By on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Aged Care Online Managing Director Ben Hannemann dropped into the Golden Days Radio studio yesterday morning to chat with presenter Dudley Chamberlain about his latest venture, Web2TV, and how it can bring the glory days of radio back to those who lived them.

Upcoming event: The 2014 UnitingCare Ageing Seniors Ball

By on Monday, February 17, 2014

UnitingCare Ageing residents in Sydney are dusting off the prairie gowns and cowboy boots to prepare for the biggest event of the year, the annual Seniors Ball on March 14.

The night’s entertainment is all in keeping with this years Wild West theme, from sheep shearing to buggy rides.

Book launch: The Hen That Laid The Golden Omelette

By on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Retired-nurse Barbara Potter AM and artist Barbara Davison share more in common than their birth name.

Both are passionate about maintaining the dignity of people with dementia.

Coming soon: The Australian Aged Care Rating System

By on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Aged Care Online Managing Director Ben Hannemann is the proud co-founder of Australia’s first quantified rating system for residential aged care, The Australian Aged Care Rating System (ACRS).

Mr Hannemann has partnered with Ansell Strategic Managing Director Cam Ansell and Millennium Aged Care Placement Consultants Managing Director Dana Sawyer in developing the new ratings system.

Clinical training on wheels - the next step for aged care service

By on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Victoria is leading innovation in aged care with the launch of the first ever mobile clinical training unit in Australia.

Leading Age Services Australia – Victoria (LASA Victoria) introduced their simulation training van to the industry at Villa Maria at the end of last month.

Australians with dementia deserve better end-of-life care

By on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A survey released today shows an alarming disparity between the wishes of people with dementia and their actual experience in residential or community care as they near the end of their lives.

The report identified a number of barriers to the quality of end-of-life care for people with dementia, including lack of advance care plans, inadequate pain management, a hard-to-navigate palliative care and hospices system and poor understanding of legal options amongst clinicians and aged care staff.

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