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First year Master of Occupational Therapy student, Kim Carruthers, with 'patient' actor, Nigel Pfitzner.'Fine tuning' aged care skills

A hospital bed, a 'patient' and three video cameras recording your every move. South Australia's Flinders University’s Master of Occupation Therapy students could be forgiven for feeling any pre exam jitters at their recent practical assessment at ViTA – a new state of the art aged care, teaching and research facility at the Repatriation General Hospital. Read more

Bridging the knowledge gap on bone diseases

Latest Research at the University of Adelaide is offering new insights into how to prevent bone loss and regrow bone material, leading to hopes that the effects of osteoporosis and other serious bone diseases could eventually be reversed or prevented. Read more

Aged Care
Retirement
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.

Improve nutrition for veterans in care

Improve nutrition for veterans in care

Veterans across Australia, including those in residential aged care, are encouraged to improve their health and wellbeing during Veterans’ Health Week, from 13 to 20 October, by taking part in a week of fun and informative activities centered around improving their nutrition.

Health
Lifestyle
Top honours for aged care commitment

Top honours for aged care commitment

A Western Australia not for profit aged care and retirement living provider has taken home two top honours at the 12th annual Customer Service Council of Australia Annual Awards, held at the Duxton Hotel in Perth last week.

Age related vision loss and driving

Age related vision loss and driving

Older drivers with age related vision loss will be the focus of a new Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study designed to test their on the road performance.

Victorian Senior of the year is...

Victorian Senior of the year is...

Lismore stalwart, Ted Goodacre, was yesterday named 2014 Victorian Senior of the Year, recognising decades of inspirational volunteer work for his local community.

Research