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New advance care planning guide

Aged care providers can now order copies of a new guide, which offers comprehensive information on advance care planning specific to the aged care sector from engaging with patients and families, policies and procedures and...

Participants needed for study on radios and loneliness

Participants are needed for a new study into the role of the radios in combating loneliness and depression amongst older people. In partnership with the Community Broadcasting Foundation, Dr Amanda Krause from The University of...

Royal Freemasons celebrate fashion in style

Inspired by Queen Elizabeth’s attendance at London Fashion Week earlier this year, Royal Freesmasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) Villages across NSW and ACT have decided to stage a series of fashion events in the lead up and...

Gov offering $600K for digital health test beds

The Australian Digital Health Agency is calling for proposals for innovative test beds that can be rigorously reviewed and then scaled nationally. These pioneering initiatives will be co-produced by consumers, governments,...

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Commonwealth funding for new Signature Care facility

Work has commenced on a new 144-bed residential care home in Grafton, following a funding boost from the Commonwealth Government. Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt AM, and the Member for Page, National Party deputy speaker,...

Opal announces new executives

Opal Aged Care has today announced the appointments of former Bupa Operations Director Ian Burge as Chief Operating Officer and Tamara Hitchcock as Chief Marketing Officer. Sean Bilton remains Acting Managing Director following...

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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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