A virtual tour of Australia

By on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

He is known as Positive Pat around the Sinnamon Park aged care home where he lives, and it’s not hard to see why.

When Patrick Passfield arrived at Wesley Mission’s Jacobs Court in June 2012 he was just out of brain surgery and bound to a wheelchair.

Let’s talk about elder abuse

By on Monday, May 26, 2014

Victorians have planned a number of exciting events leading into World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) next month.

First observed in 2012 by the United Nations, WEEAD occurs on June 15 every year to bring worldwide recognition to all forms of abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation experienced by the elderly.

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.  

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