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Reforming in-home aged care

The Australian Government is returning to the timeframe put forward by the Royal Commission into Aged Care to deliver a reformed and improved in-home aged care program by 1 July 2024.  This represents an extension from July 2023. Further details in the link below. The...

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Quality and safety risks for in home services

Quality and safety risks for in home services

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has highlighted some important risks for in home services in their July 2022 Bulletin and offers guidance on what home services should look out for when reviewing their performance. The bulletin identifies five areas of...

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Guard against Covid this winter

Guard against Covid this winter

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner Janet Anderson is urging aged care services to take all reasonable precautions to protect their workforce and consumers as Covid-19 impacts increase, alongside Influenza cases, this winter. Find more information in the July...

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National Carers Survey open until 31 July

National Carers Survey open until 31 July

Every two years Carers NSW conducts a comprehensive survey to better understand what carers want and need. Have your say in the 2022 National Carer Survey! The 2022 National Carer Survey is now open! You can now complete the Survey online until 31 July 2022 at...

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OPAN Free Webinar: Understanding Home Care Packages

OPAN Free Webinar: Understanding Home Care Packages

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is holding a Free Webinar - Understanding Home Care Packages on 9 August. Home care packages are a government-funded option for care and coordinated support at home for older people across Australia. Packages are categorised...

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Ability, ageing and dementia online training

Ability, ageing and dementia online training

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement has a number of online training courses available in July. Access to the self-paced courses opens on Monday, 4 July and ends on Sunday, 31 July. To register follow the link: https://www.grief.org.au

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Building skills in our aged care sector – free training

Building skills in our aged care sector – free training

The aged care and disability sector is struggling to attract and retain quality people. There is a massive skills shortage, so the industry has come together to address these issues. It's identified a skill set to support  supervisors and is delivering training. •...

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Aged-care workers get wage rise

Aged-care workers get wage rise

The Fair Work Commission has raised the minimum wage by 5.2 % and the modern award minimum wage by 4.6% for aged care workers. National Seniors Australia shares what this might mean for aged care workers and aged care recipients in a new article. The full article can...

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Suicide prevention for seniors program – free training

Suicide prevention for seniors program – free training

If you work with older people and would like to learn how to help prevent suicide, the free Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program can provide the training you need. Run by Anglicare and funded by the NSW Government, the Suicide Prevention for Seniors Program consists...

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Adaptive Ageing and Creative Arts Webinar

Adaptive Ageing and Creative Arts Webinar

Join leading experts in creative and experimental arts as they discuss how these disciplines contribute to adaptive ageing research. This event to be held 1pm to 2pm, July 7 is co-hosted by the Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Initiative (University of Melbourne) and...

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Free Aged Care Workforce Planning Tool

Free Aged Care Workforce Planning Tool

This workforce planning tool has been co-designed by ACWIC alongside aged care and workforce planning experts. The purpose of this tool is to help you to perform a gap analysis of your current direct care workforce so that you can plan your workforce more effectively....

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Care for your ageing parents in their home or yours?

Care for your ageing parents in their home or yours?

When your parent starts needing help with daily activities or isn’t safe living alone, you’re faced with a complex decision: should you move them in with you? In an article from The Dollar Stretcher, the journalist interviews Eldercare.com to understand the key issues...

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How to protect yourself from financial abuse

How to protect yourself from financial abuse

Domestic and family violence isn’t always physical. It comes in many forms, including financial abuse. National Senior’s partner QSuper, now a part of Australian Retirement Trust, has prepared an article on the subject. Click here.  

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