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Federal government funding has been granted to develop national guidelines for pastoral care in aged care.Industry's national guidelines for pastoral care

Federal government funding has been granted to develop national guidelines for pastoral care in aged care at a time of an increasingly ageing population and when there is strong and growing evidence of the value of spirituality. Read more

Review audit underway in aged care abuse claims

LatestReview audit underway in aged care abuse claims

Federal government regulatory action recently taken over the alleged abuse of residents of a Queensland aged care facility is a reminder to providers that allegations of this nature will be "taken seriously" with a review audit process in place to protect residents. Read more

Aged Care
Retirement
Developing policies around housing for later life

Developing policies around housing for later life

A paper about older Australians and their homes has been written to develop policies around housing for later life. Emily Millane, author of the paper, The Head, The Heart & The House: Health, Care and Quality of Life, gives a summary of her work.

Future housing of older Australians

Future housing of older Australians

A national affordable housing strategy must be developed by all three levels of government and housing providers to ensure appropriate housing for older Australians into the future, according to a position paper prepared by Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA).

Health
Lifestyle
New chief executive for COTA SA

New chief executive for COTA SA

Industry leader, Jane Mussared, has been appointed as the new chief executive of COTA SA, after having left her role at South Australian not for profit aged care provider, ACH Group.

Male nurses breaking the 'stereotype'

Male nurses breaking the 'stereotype'

When 50 year old, Simon Lovatt, graduates with a Bachelor of Nursing at the end of this year, he will join a growing cohort of male nurses determined to break into the traditionally female dominated industry.

New sleep code gets elderly out of bed

New sleep code gets elderly out of bed

Many older Australians spend more time in bed than they need to, according to sleep experts who are now armed with what has been reportedly described as the 'first ever' science based guidelines for sleep length.

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