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Sydney providers get third-party perspective with new Aged Care Rating System

By on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Aged care providers from across New South Wales convened in Sydney last Wednesday to discuss the introduction of an independent rating system to assist consumers weighing up their residential aged care alternatives.

Launched in Melbourne on April 16, The Aged Care Rating System (ACRS) is a benchmark tool for providers that offers consumers an unbiased assessment of their options.

Virtual reality for people with dementia

By on Friday, June 13, 2014

Video game developers from Melbourne have created a virtual forest, complete with birds, bees and butterflies, to engage people living with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria has partnered with Opaque Multimedia to head the project, which has become the first serious application of advanced gaming program Unreal Engine 4 in Australia.

Private aged care provider seeks to inform

By on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Federal Government’s Living Longer, Living Better reforms are designed to give consumers a more robust and transparent model of aged care, as well greater choice on how they pay for it.

Yet the reforms are less than a month away from effect and a good proportion of the general public remain confused as to how they will work for them.

Maggie Beer leads good food campaign for aged care residents

By on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Earlier this year MasterChef matriarch Maggie Beer pledged her commitment to improving the quality of food consumed by elderly Australians in aged care homes.

The Maggie Beer Foundation (A Good Food Life for All) was launched in February, guided by the belief that every meal should bring comfort and pleasure.

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