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Residents have right to freedom of choice: Minister

Aged care providers have been reminded of their responsibilities to enable care recipients the right to have their medication supplied by a pharmacy of their choice following reports of clients paying higher-than-normal fees for pharmaceuticals.

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HammondCare awarded major grant for Darlinghurst project

Major Australian philanthropic foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation, has awarded the HammondCare Darlinghurst project $2.5 million across five years towards the construction and running of its aged home for older people who are...

Tonnes of food for Foodbank

Seasons Aged Care’s annual Foodbank fundraising and food drive has collected more than 45.5 tonnes of food for Foodbank. Since September 2017, all Seasons Aged Care communities have been holding fundraising events and a food...

Ask Gran, Not Google

A pilot program that encourages children to ‘ask gran, not Google’ is helping to connect children with their grandparents. The idea came to Feros Care employee, Shelly Fletcher, after realising she was Googling...

New retirement living educational videos

The Retirement Living Council has published on YouTube a new series of educational videos for people interested in learning more about retirement villages. The seven short videos were produced by GBD Seniors Lifestyle Marketers...

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OPINION: Building for the Baby Boomers

In this opinion piece, Managing Director of Ansell Strategic, Cam Ansell, discusses new state government initiatives to ensure the housing needs of  older people are met…

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PROPERTY & DESIGN

New take on specialist disability accomodation

A new apartment building in Queensland will provide specialist disability accomodation for people aged under 65 who would otherwise be living in residential aged care. It is the first of 120 new high-need independent living...

Designing for dementia care: what you need to know

Nobody likes to spend additional dollars after a building project has been completed. Changing the design because it doesn’t work is not only often impossible but also costly, inconvenient and frustrating when the design should...

Work begins on Sacred Heart Mission’s new campus of care

Work has commenced on a new development in St Kilda that will provide a new form of ‘supported rooming housing’ for people who are not yet ready for residential aged care. Known as Project 101, Sacred Heart Mission’s new ‘campus...

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