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Aged Care News 13th August 2014

Aged Care News 13th August 2014

Aged Care and Finance News: 13th August

A Helping Hand Through The Aged Care Maze - Yahoo 7

Read the four key things that Mr Rodney Horin believes will help to cut the cost of aged care. Mr Horin is a residential aged care financial advisor. Read more here: https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/helping-hand-aged-care-maze-000112317.html

Aged Care Nurses Can Drive e-Health - Australian Ageing Agenda

Donna Barton is Australia’s first certified e-health nurse and is encouraging others to follow her footsteps and gain the skills they need to provide care in today’s digital age. Click the following link to read the story: http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2014/08/06/aged-care-nurses-drive-ehealth/

NRMA Hits The Road With Living Well Navigator - Pulse IT Magazine

NRMA plans to build a ratings platform for residential aged care facilities and services through its Living Well Navigator platform. The Living Well Navigator platform is a service provided to members which offers information on independent living, supported living and health and wellbeing. Read about their decision to include aged and residential care here: http://www.pulseitmagazine.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2014:nrma-hits-the-road-with-living-well-navigator&catid=67:aged-care&Itemid=331

‘Transformational Models’ Needed, Says Buckley - Australian Ageing Agenda

Jennene Buckley, an aged care worker, believes new thinking and new transformational models of service delivery are required to provide more adequate aged care services in the future. Find out more of Ms Buckley’s thoughts at the following link:  http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2014/08/06/transformational-models-needed-says-buckley/

Flu Virus Hits Care Facilities - The Advocate Coffs Coast

An influenza outbreak in New South Wales has hit residential nursing homes and aged care facilities around the Coffs Coast. These are affecting staff and residents. Read more here: http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/flu-virus-hits-care-facilities/2341047/

A 76-Bed Aged Care Facility Has Been Approved For Construction at Seaforth - Daily Telegraph

Seaforth residents should expect a new aged care facility in the future as plans have been approved to convert the former Seaforth TAFE into an aged care facility. Read the story at the following link: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/a-76bed-aged-care-facility-has-been-approved-for-construction-at-seaforth/story-fngr8hax-1227015419840?nk=a24872598eacdd486c00f2a0bb7a735f

Report Highlights Increasing Demand In Aged Care - Pro Bono Australia News

A recent report finds that more Australians are now accessing aged care services. Read the facets and find out what else the report says here: http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2014/08/report-highlights-increasing-demand-aged-care#

Over 65s Increasingly Using Aged Care Services - The Logan Report

Australians are more likely to use aged care services now compared to 10 years ago. Reports show the numbers have jumped by one-third. Click the link to find out more: http://www.thereporter.com.au/news/kmore-older-australians-are-using-aged-/2342737/

Read the full report here: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129548008

Local Legends Give More Than Just Health Care - The Naracoorte Herald

David and Gillian Steadmen happily provide the best health care they can possibly give but that’s not all they do for the community. Read about how they help their community on Naracoorte in the following article: http://www.naracoorteherald.com.au/story/2467952/local-legends-give-more-than-just-health-care/?cs=1488

Health Minister Announces Aged Care Upgrades - The Courier

Aged Care facilities in Ballarat was the focus of a visit from Victorian Health minister recently with the announcement that a funding boost of $182,000 will be provided for aged care upgrades. Read the story here: http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/2475905/health-minister-announces-aged-care-upgrades/?cs=62

Heal The Bush: Aged Care Needs A Boost In The Country - The Daily Telegraph

Aged care services in the boost are currently underfunded making it difficult to provide for the ageing population. Many homes are going bust and are depending on continued financial support from churches and charities. Read more here: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/heal-the-bush-aged-care-needs-a-boost-in-the-country/story-fni0cwl5-1227018914951

Alzheimer Training For Aged Care Staff - The Standard

The newly renamed Opal Aged Care is now partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia. Their aim is to further train staff in dementia care to be able to give a great level of care. Click the following link to find out more: http://www.standard.net.au/story/2475821/alzheimer-training-for-aged-care-staff/?cs=383

Aged Care Communities Monitor Food Intake to Keep Residents Healthy - PR Wire

Plate waste (the food aged care residents leave on their plates) is being monitored and is becoming an integral part of providing adequate care. It is essential residents receive the right nutrition. Find out how aged care facilities are doing this in the following article: http://prwire.com.au/pr/45789/aged-care-communities-monitor-food-intake-to-keep-residents-healthy

Shire Aged Care Home’s $50m Plan - St. George & Sutherland Shire Leader

John Paul Village at Heathcote is expecting a $50million expansion making it the biggest aged care home in the Sutherland Shire. Find out what the plans are for the aged care facility here: http://www.theleader.com.au/story/2479373/shire-aged-care-homes-50m-plan/?cs=12

GP Video Consults In Aged Care On Trial - Australian Ageing Agenda

A pilot program which test the viability of introducing Medicare-funded GP video consultations with residents of aged care facilities is underway in a number of regions across the country. This will evaluate the possible inclusion of new telehealth items in aged care. Read more here: http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2014/08/13/gp-video-consults-aged-care-trial/

 

 

 

 

Posted: 13-Aug-2014. Author: Heidi Cridland

 

 
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