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Patrick Reid, LASA chief executive, claims the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) can have a positive impact on the needs of the increasing ageing population.Care must be integrated through PCEHR

The National E-Health Translation Authority (NEHTA) has announced it will offer funding to private hospitals in order to integrate their systems to the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), but a peak aged care body claims it is essential aged services are also included. Read more

Victorian dementia funding to 'make up' for shortfall

Latest More than $80 million in funding will go towards boosting the health and wellbeing of Victoria's older people, including $13.5 million in dementia funding to make up the shortfall created after the federal government axed the dementia and severe behaviours supplement from 31 July this year. Read more

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Poppies artwork on display for Remembrance Day

Poppies artwork on display for Remembrance Day

With the 100th anniversary of World War I being commemorated in 2015, members of South Australia's ACH Group arts community used poppies as a moving and meaningful way to remember the people who lost their lives in war and those who served all around the world.

Housing issues facing older people

Housing issues facing older people

Western Australia's laws governing family accommodation agreements and enduring powers of attorney urgently need to be changed, according to a new report to be launched today.

Mandy creates harmonious and happy village

Mandy creates harmonious and happy village

Retire Australia’s Carlyle Gardens Retirement Village’s bubbly and enthusiastic village manager, Mandy Julian, has been awarded with second prize in the Retirement Living Council’s ‘Village Manager of the Year’ awards.

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New qualifications proposed in care

New qualifications proposed in care

Students may be required to gain 120 hours of practical work as part of each qualification to enter employment in the aged and community care, and disability sectors.

Achieving the 'right' balance in aged care

Achieving the 'right' balance in aged care

Fanol Isai, OHS, risk and return to work coordinator of not for profit organisation Catholic Homes, has been awarded for achieving the 'right balance' between employee advocacy, wellbeing and business continuity.

Achieving gender equality in aged care

Achieving gender equality in aged care

Victorian not for profit aged care provider has been recognised with the inaugural Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation, announced this morning.

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