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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.

 

Aged Care Industry: More than $50 million in Funding for Ageing Research

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Federal Government will provide $50 million in funding for research into dementia, macular degeneration and other age-related conditions.

The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler announced that 92 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) would receive grants last Friday.

 

Media Release: First Course in Understanding & Management of Diabetes Released in Australia

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1 in 4 Australian adults (over 25) have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Diabetes costs Australia over $1 million per hour

7.2 million pharmaceutical scripts were claimed for diabetes medicines in 2011. These statistics show that a lot of Australians have diabetes, and aged/home and community/disability care workers are likely to meet a patient who has the condition in their line of work.

 

Aged Care News: National Diability Insurance Scheme Still Not Across the Line

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Carlton Captain Chris Judd and leading aged care providers will take part in the Every Australian Counts cycling challenge to showcase support for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS has still only been committed to pilot funding by State Governments, meaning only 40,000 Australians will receive funding, when in reality over 400,000 Australians are living with a disability.

 

Aged Care Jobs Western Australia: ACFI Financial Workshop

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

LASA-WA (Leading Age Services Western Australia) will hold an ACFI Financial Workshop in October.

The workshop is aimed at facility managers, care managers and clinical nurse managers.

Registration is open now and will close by the 17th of October (or until fully booked). The workshop will teach participants to:

 

Understanding Aged Care: Facing Dementia through Theatre

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The family meets for the first Christmas lunch without the mother, Rose, whose absence is marked by an empty chair.

But how ‘absent’ is she?

And as the father begins to display some eccentricities, it is realised they may soon be losing him to dementia.

This is the synopsis for The Empty Chair a play that faces dementia, with understanding and good humour.

 

Aged Care Jobs: Investors Turning Away from Aged Care

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Adelaide Advertiser reports that investors are turning away from aged care, preferring to invest in the more lucrative retirement villages. Reasons for no longer investing in aged care include the rising cost of land, cutbacks in business lending and that retirement village offer more long-term cash flow.

 

Aged Care Events Western Australia: Active Ageing Expo

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

An Active Ageing Expo will run in November to help seniors maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

The expo will provide information on products, services and activities to assist them to stay healthy and active in old age.

 

Aged Care Gold Coast: Better Practice Workshops

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Better Practice will run workshops on improving understanding of risk management, managing complaints and other topics on the Gold Coast starting in November.

The two day workshop will run for two days from the 15th of November, with two key workshops offering a balance of practical information and discussion to provide lasting improvements in the quality of care for residents.

 

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