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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.

Seniors on social media

By on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Social media start-ups are vying to accommodate the fastest growing proportion of online Australians, baby boomers.

People over the age of 50 accounted for 32% of Australia’s online presence and 20% of its social media use in July 2012, according to the most recent Nielsen poll.

New cookbook for dementia carers

By on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A new cookbook for carers of people with dementia was launched last week.

Native foodie and aged care advocate Maggie Beer presented the book, Don’t give me eggs that bounce, on Friday June 26 at the Risky Business 2 dementia conference in Sydney.

Moonee Ponds facility gets first five star rating under new system

By on Monday, June 30, 2014

Ardmillan Place in Moonee Ponds is the first aged care facility to receive a five star rating under the new Aged Care Rating System.

The home has recently undergone renovations, including the extension of a new luxury wing, Level Four East, which has rooms looking out over the spectacular panorama of Melbourne’s city skyline.

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