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Online presence extends reach for aged care provider

By on Friday, April 4, 2014

Residential and home care provider SummitCare has launched a more user-friendly website in an effort to better communicate their core values and services to the public.

The new website is optimised for smartphones and tablets as well as desktop computers.

New-look courtyard brings aged care community together

By on Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The green thumbs and budding artists of BlueCross Broughtonlea have been working hard to give their central courtyard a brand new look.

Yesterday afternoon they were able to sit back and admire their handiwork as the Mayor of Whitehorse Sharon Ellis joined BlueCross Broughtonlea staff and residents for the official opening of the new space.

You're only as old as you feel in Western Australia

By on Monday, March 31, 2014

A recent survey has revealed Western Australians are conflicted over what age signifies senior citizenship.

The research, commissioned by West Australia’s largest not-for-profit aged care provider, the Bethanie Group, indicates as we get older, we become increasingly reluctant to accept senior status.

Private physiotherapy for aged care - getting residents back on their feet

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

Physiotherapy in aged care is no new phenomenon, with many facilities offering the service as an extra feature, like hairdressing or optometry.

The role these physiotherapists perform is essential for the safe manual handling of residents to ensure mobility care needs are met, and also to assist in the pain management of those residents with chronic conditions.

Aged Care Rating System to launch in April

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

Australia will soon have its own independent ratings system to measure the quality of its residential aged care.  

Aged Care Online Managing Director Ben Hannemann is proud to announce the official launch of the Aged Care Rating System (ACRS) on April 15 in Melbourne.

Laying the foundations for a dementia-friendly Australia

By on Thursday, March 27, 2014

A British dementia expert has arrived in Australia to discuss how to make our communities more accessible to people living with dementia.

The UK Innovations in Dementia co-director Rachael Litherland kick-started the Dementia-Friendly Communities - Involving People with Dementia tour in Brisbane on Monday, sharing experiences from her role developing the Living with Dementia program for the UK Alzheimer’s Society and her current work promoting community interest.

BlueCross celebrates its oldest residents

By on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More than 30 residents and their family members turned out for the annual BlueCross birthday party celebrating those who have lived to 97 and beyond.

The guests of honour spanned a decade in age, with the youngest at 97 and the oldest sitting pretty at 107.

Why are Aboriginal Australians more likely to get dementia?

By on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The preliminary results of an ongoing study into the ageing of Aboriginal Australians found that dementia is three times more likely to effect the indigenous population.

The Koori Growing Old Well (KGOW) study is now looking at what causes these high rates of dementia in older Aboriginal Australians.

Aged care meets luxe living

By on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Moonee Ponds aged care facility Ardmillan Place is set to improve the way people receive care when it opens the doors to a brand new luxury wing this July.

Ardmillan director Marina Darling said the extension reflects the Ardmillan concept of providing apartment-style living within a context of aged care.

An ageing aged care workforce

By on Monday, March 17, 2014

The aged care sector will band together at a national conference this month to discuss what can be done to meet the increasing demands of our ageing population.

The Aged Care Workforce Strategy 2024 is the first event hosted by leading industry voice, Aged Care Insite magazine.

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