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LGBTI Individuals ‘Avoid’ Aged Care

November 3, 2014 0 Comments
LGBTI Individuals ‘Avoid’ Aged Care

LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) Individuals are hesitant to disclose their sexuality or gender identity to aged care providers. This is because they have experienced profound harassment and discrimination throughout their lives due to their sexuality. For the majority of elderly LGBTI people, social isolation and therefore poor health outcomes are the norm. Yet, […]

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Maggie Beer Addresses New Centrelink Rules

October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Maggie Beer Addresses New Centrelink Rules

Maggie Beer is looking into improve the new Centrelink regulations and procedures that affect the quality of life of aged care home residents. What a wonderful advocate for improving aged care! According to the celebrity cook, “[aged care home residents face] low budgets, huge complexity and some mind numbing regulations.” The Maggie Beer Foundation has […]

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Setting the Benchmark for Food in Aged Care Homes

October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Setting the Benchmark for Food in Aged Care Homes

Ranfurly Village in New Zealand bags the Bidvest Excellence for Food in Aged Care Homes and Hospitals. Perhaps some of the Australian Aged Care Homes can emulate strategies of those that won at the recent NZACA/EBOS Excellence in Care Awards. Pip Duncan, food consultant, nutritionist and a member of the judging panel, praised what Ranfurly […]

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Superbugs and Nursing Home Residents

October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Superbugs and Nursing Home Residents

According to Monash University, studies reveal that nursing home residents seem to be potential carriers of superbug infections in hospitals. These findings are part of studies when Monash University investigated the management of infection in Melbourne’s Aged Care Facilities and over-prescription of antibiotics. These findings prompted a call to re-evaluate how nursing homes in Melbourne manage hygiene. […]

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