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Free Breast Screenings for Women 70+

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Federal Government will provide $55.7 million to allow women aged 70-74 to have free breast cancer screenings.

This is an increase in the target age range from BreastScreen Australia by five years, from women aged 59-69 to 70-74. Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek said the free breast screens will save lives and improve the outcome for women diagnosed with breast cancer.


Simple Strategies for reducing Aged Care Costs

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Anyone who has looked into residential aged care knows that the costs can soon add up, particularly when considering an extra service facility. If you know how to minimize these costs, you can save a small fortune.

Our first guest blogger, financial planner Charles Penheiro from Penheiro Financial Planning gives us his strategies for reducing aged care costs.


Why There’s No Loyalty in Aged Care

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Marketing practices within aged care are not the most sophisticated. In fact some key aspects of marketing strategy aren’t used at all. Kay Smith explores if and where loyalty marketing strategies could fit within our sector.

Tonight I came home to find my side gate open. After thirty seconds of my heart in my throat and images flashing through my head of trying to explain to our two year old where his beloved canine pal had gone, I looked over to the front porch and saw the ball of fluff sitting at the top of the stairs waiting for us where he always does. 


Events NSW: Free Aged Care and Retirement Living Information Session

By on Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Salvation Army will host two information sessions about residential aged care and retirement living in June for those considering aged care and their families.

The information sessions will include a presentation, morning tea and a sneak peek at the new Elizabeth Jenkins Place Aged Care Plus Centre which will open in September.


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