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Aged Care Industry: Australian Nurses Tell Governments to ‘Stop Passing the Buck’

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A new national campaign from the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF), urges State and Federal Government’s to ‘stop passing the buck’ and to ensure that graduate nurses and midwives have jobs once they graduate.

The campaign is called “Stop passing the buck, Australia’s nursing grads need jobs” due to the recent reports of graduate nurses struggling to find work.


Residential Aged Care: Nursing Home Plans Scrapped

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Inmycommunity reported that eight-year plans to build an aged care centre in Wattle Grove have now been scrapped this week by Planning Minister John Day.

The main reason for the plan’s rejection, was the cost of an ‘elaborate sewerage system’ and that short term solutions such as a temporary pumping station would discharge into neighbouring catchments.


Aged Care Industry: Bethanie Medallion Winners Announced

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Bethanie Medallion winners were announced at an awards luncheon last Thursday to reward those who have made outstanding contributions to the aged care sector.

Elizabeth Ennis from Craigscare Marylands was the winner of not one, but two awards, the Bethanie Professional Medallion as well as the Bethanie All Rounder Medallion.


Understanding Aged Care: How Much Food Should Older Women Be Eating?

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Only two per cent of women aged 61-66 and eight per cent of women aged 86-91 years, are eating the recommended daily amount of the five key food groups, according to research from the University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Newcastle. The report titled Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) surveyed over 40,000 Australian women and has been surveying them since 1996.


Aged Care Canberra: Lack of Residential Aged Care Beds, forces Residents to Stay in Hospital

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Canberra Times has reported elderly patients who are suitable for aged care are being forced to stay in hospitals due to a lack of available residential aged care beds.

The issue came to the forefront of Canberra’s public hospital system when a cancer patient was forced to wait for two days in emergency before being admitted into The Canberra Hospital.


Aged Care Perth: Bethanie Award Nominations for Aged Care Workers Open

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nominations for the 2012 Bethanie Medallion Categories are now open which will reward a range of volunteers and professionals for outstanding work in the Aged Care sector. The major awards that will be delivered this year include the Bethanie Professional Medallion, the Bethanie Volunteer Medallion (organisation and individual) and the Media Reporting Medallion.


Aged Care Events Queensland: Tall Trees Fraud Seminar for Seniors

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tall Trees Tanah Merah will host a free fraud seminar for seniors next week to help them identify risks that can lead significant financial loss.
The seminar will focus on risks that can compromise their personal details leading to financial fraud. Tall Trees director Phil Usher advances in technology were making it easier for seniors to be taken advantage of by scam artists.


Aged Care Technology: Japanese Robots Help Elderly Population

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New robots could help elderly people lift five times the weight they can normally carry and perform daily tasks.

The Australian reported that a range of robots could make the lives of the elderly easier such as the 130cm-tall Human Support Robot.


Residential Aged Care: Using Food to Overcome Language Barriers

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ged Care Online recently published an article about the need for aged care workers who speak a second language to help ageing migrants with limited English.

Toni Salter from The Veggie Club got in contact with us to talk about her strategy for helping ageing migrants through gardening and growing cultural foods.


Aged Care Industry: Care Connect Appoints LGBTI Project Officer

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Care Connect appointed Paul Martin as National LGBTI Project Officer last week.

The LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) Project Officer’s role is to advocate on behalf of the LGBTI community and build awareness and capacity of Care Connect’s aged care services  tailored  for this community.


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