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Calls for additional tier of clinical support in aged care facilities

An article published on The Conversation has called for nurse practitioners to be ‘an additional tier’ of clinical support in aged care facilities. The article by Professors from four faculties at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) – Palliative Nursing, Law, Nursing Aged Care and Palliative Medicine – weighs into the debate about 24/7 nursing staff and the evolution of residential care since the Aged Care Act came into effect. “Since 2008, the number of older Australians admitted to a residential aged care facility has remained steady, but the proportion of people with high-care needs has progressively increased,” the authors...

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Salvation Army takes over leading UK dementia care provider

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus has acquired UK-based Dementia Care Matters, a leading international dementia care culture change organisation. This acquisition forms part of Aged Care Plus’ commitment to Sustainable Growth and Best Care, and will see the organisation improve outcomes for older people living with dementia in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the USA. Dementia Care Matters will continue operating out of the United Kingdom and is committed to transforming the lives of those living with dementia through heightened emotional intelligence, inspiring leadership and domestic household living. Aged Care Plus was the first Australian provider to launch this model of care in July 2016. It has since launched this model at two Centres and seen significant improvements in quality of life, health and wellbeing for residents living with dementia. During this time, Aged Care Plus has developed a close working relationship with Dementia Care Matters. Aged Care Plus CEO, Sharon Callister, said “The Butterfly Household Model of Care has seen significant success within our two pilot Centres and we were thrilled to launch the model at a third Centre on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in October 2017.” “The acquisition of Dementia Care Matters is an exciting step forward for Aged Care Plus, and will see all of our memory support homes roll out the Butterfly Household Model of Care in the coming years.” Newly appointed Chief Executive...

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Baptistcare wins major WA development project

Baptistcare has been selected by the City of Rockingham in Western Australia to create new accomodation options for local seniors as part of a broader precinct redevelopment. Baptistcare, which provides residential and home care in Western Australia, was given the green light to commence project scoping and feasibility following a formal Expression of Interest process for the Challenger Precinct Redevelopment. Land earmarked for seniors accommodation in the precinct offers a unique opportunity to consider innovative and contemporary solutions to meet the needs of Rockingham’s rapidly ageing population, Baptistcare CEO Russell Bricknell said. “We’ve been providing care, support and retirement living options...

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Award-winning aged care architects expand network

Aged care design specialists, Thomson Adsett, have expanded their network through joint venture arrangements with reputable architectural practices across Australia and New Zealand. In an announcement on its website, the award-winning company said: “Instead of physical offices, we’ve created a virtual network that connects with other firms to offer clients the best possible service.” “We now have arrangements in place with Silver Thomas Hanley in Western Australia, Cheesman Architects in South Australia, and Cykel Architecture in Tasmania.” “We’re also working with Warren and Mahoney in New Zealand, which is one of Australasia’s largest practices. We look forward to collaborating with our...

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Bolton Clarke announces 2018 plans

Bolton Clarke has expanded its residential aged care presence into metropolitan Sydney with the acquisition of Cabrini Care at Westmead. The purchase includes the recently-redeveloped 120-bed aged care site and an 8,300 square metre prime development site close to the major Westmead Hospital precinct with consent for 64 independent living units. It is part of a program of expansion and innovation aimed at building Bolton Clarke’s capacity to deliver services on a national and international scale and reinvest in research and training to grow the broader health and aged care sector and promote customer participation, choice and social connectedness....

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