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Aged care residents to keep pets

By on Friday, August 1, 2014

Elderly Australians who own animals suffer immense grief and anxiety over the inevitable separation from their companion.

While it remains common practice for residential facilities to refuse pets, the Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) is working hard to let them in.

Deinstitutionalising dementia care

By on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Victorian aged care provider has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia Vic to develop a supported living program that enables dementia residents to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

TLC Aged Care (TLC) became major sponsors of Azheimer’s Australia Vic on July 16, with an agreement to contribute $120,000 in funding over the next two years.

Online calculators assist with reform transition

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

Providers are using interactive online tools to assist consumers to navigate the Government’s recent changes to aged care.

The Living Longer Living Better reforms that came into effect on July 1 include fee deregulation and the mandatory advertisement of allocated bond payments with every public listing for aged care accommodation in the country.

Toowoomba aged care home appoints in-house GP

By on Thursday, July 24, 2014

As part of a trial project to reduce after-hours hospital admissions, a Toowoomba aged care home has received funding to establish an onsite medical clinic.

Residents of Salem Northridge Lutheran Rest Home now have access to a local general practitioner (GP) at least once a week in their newly refurbished consultation room.

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