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Aged Care Research: Are You a Carer and Don’t Know It?

By on Friday, November 15, 2013

A new study is being conducted by the University of Queensland to investigate the role of informal caring and the impact on the carer’s work and family life. Claire Greaves, an Organisational Psychology PhD Candidate is currently investigating how informal carers, who are also engaged in the workforce, manage these dual roles. Ms Greaves spoke to Aged Care Online about her research and how many carers do not realise that they are care-givers and often unpaid.

 

Understanding Aged Care: It’s a Tough Road for Seniors living with HIV

By on Friday, November 15, 2013

Seniors living with HIV are still suffering from a lack of education among professionals in the aged care industry, according to a recent forum dedicated to the issue which ran in New Farm, Queensland.

The forum addressed the impact that HIV has on people who are ageing, with studies showing that conditions associated with ageing including cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardio vascular, kidney and liver disease are more common in a 55 year old living with HIV than a 75 year old living without HIV.

Aged Care Jobs: Meals On Wheels Celebrates 80,000 Volunteers

By on Friday, November 15, 2013

National Meals on Wheels day took place last week to celebrate the 78,700 volunteers and their contribution to their community.

Meals on Wheels Australia President Leon Holmes said the day was about recognising the efforts of the organisation, who have delivered more than 14.8 million meals to over 50,000 recipients in a year.

The organisation delivers meals to metropolitan, regional and rural areas in Australia but said the service was much more than a meal.

Aged Care Facilities Canberra: Push for Pets in Residential Aged Care

By on Thursday, November 14, 2013

The ABC has reported that support to allow pets in residential aged care is growing. Currently many residential aged care homes forbid pets and residents are often forced to leave their companion/s behind when they move into a nursing home or retirement village. Whilst there are current support services to help elderly people find suitable homes for their pets if they are required to leave them behind, many are pushing for aged care providers to preserve the bond between residents and their pets.

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