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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.

 

Understanding Aged Care: Healthy Brain App Seeks to Reduce Dementia Risk

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Alzheimer’s Australia and Bupa Health Foundation have released a free app to help people assess their risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

The BrainyApp is free to download for Apple and Android devices and hopes to raise awareness about the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

 

Aged Care Western Australia: Understanding Dementia Between a Child and her Nana

By on Thursday, November 21, 2013

As a former community care co-ordinator, Sheryl Munday witnessed first-hand the confusion experienced by those with relatives suffering from dementia. Now a village manager for Southern Cross Care in Western Australia, Sheryl has written and illustrated a children’s book Shining Brightly to help explain dementia through the eyes of a  child.

 

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