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True cost of dementia care revealed

New research into the true costs of caring for people living with dementia in residential aged care has highlighted significant flaws in the current funding and cost modelling formulas. 

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New online test identifies frailty

Older Australian women are most at risk of frailty, according to new research that highlights simple interventions that can help senior Australians maintain their independence and improve their health. Aged Care Minister Ken...


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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...



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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