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Understanding Aged Care: Train Your Brain with the Things You Love

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Whether it be to finally start learning French or any language that you have always wanted to speak, mastering a new instrument or unleashing your inner artist, photographer or chef, there has never been a better time to start doing something you love for your brain!

The Heart Your Brain Challenge asks particpants to pledge a commitment to brain health for 21 days starting from March 11.Pre-registration is now open for Alzheimer’s Australia’s 21 day Heart Your Brain Challenge.


Residential Aged Care: The Whiddon Group Extends Service in Narrabri

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

The Whiddon Group purchased Jessie Hunt Nursing from Domain Principal Group last Friday (March 1) in Narrabi.

Jessie Hunt Nursing Home was approved by the Department of Health & Ageing by March 1 for The Whiddon Group to become the approved provider.

“We are excited to be adding Jessie Hunt to our family of aged care facilities” said Lee-ann Irwin, CEO of The Whiddon Group.


Community Care NSW: New Director of Mental Health Services Appointed by Community Care Provider

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Community Care Provider Care Connect has appointed a new Director of Mental Health Services, Rachel Green who will start on the 28th of January 2013.

“With federal and state governments committed to national mental health reform,
Care Connect supports these reform initiatives with the creation of this new Director of Mental Health Services position” said Care Connect CEO Paul Ostrowski.


Residential Aged Care NSW: Sprinklers in Nursing Homes Made Compulsory after Quakers Hill Tragedy

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sprinklers must be installed in residential aged care facilities from January 1, 2013 after a fire in Quakers Hill nursing home killed nine residents and hospitalised others in November, 2011.

“From January 1, we will have a schedule in place ensuring New South Wales aged care facilities install sprinklers within the next three to four years,” said Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard.


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