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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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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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Nurses Call for Action on Rising Violence in Hospitals

October 9, 2014 0 Comments
Nurses Call for Action on Rising Violence in Hospitals

Nurses are calling for minimum security standards and flagging of ‘problem’ patients to help minimise the rising violence in Victorian hospitals. Over the past year, reports to the Nurses’ Union about violence in Victorian hospitals included : A nurse being assaulted by a patient and left unconscious. A strangled nurse who was also pushed down a […]

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