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Planning ahead

By on Friday, May 23, 2014

A Melbourne healthcare provider has become the national distributor of a unique end-of-life document that invites people of all ages to identify their emotional, spiritual and medical preferences in the event that they can no longer speak for themselves.

Colbrow Healthcare launches Five Wishes on Tuesday May 27 as part of their Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late initiative, a broad appeal for greater community dialogue on matters of life and death.

Growing sector needs culturally diverse workforce

By on Friday, May 23, 2014

More than 250 delegates from a range of sectors will converge in Melbourne next month to discuss how aged care services can be more inclusive of other cultures.

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing Conference will host around 50 presentations that highlight better practice initiatives to improve the lives of older Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  

Greater reach of the printed word

By on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

For some people, reading the morning newspaper is a pleasure they will never get to experience.

When radio for the print handicapped (RPH) was developed in 1978, the visually impaired were finally able to access print media aurally through their airwaves.

Aged care provider pilots cross-cultural exchange

By on Monday, May 19, 2014

A Victorian aged care organisation has sent eight of its staff on a two week trip to Changchun to exchange industry best practice with the Chinese.

The scholarship winners, comprising nurses, carers and managers, set off on Saturday, piloting cross-cultural exchange within Southern Cross Care (Vic).

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