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Training key to infection control - Aged Care INsite

Training key to infection control - Aged Care INsite | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Training key to infection controlAged Care INsiteHarrington is conducting a hands-on training workshop this Friday for residential aged care workers in Victoria.
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Overuse of antibiotics in aged care breeds superbugs - The Conversation

Telegraph.co.ukOveruse of antibiotics in aged care breeds superbugsThe ConversationAntibiotics are being prescribed for suspected infections without meeting the criteria for clinical infection, increasing the risk of breeding antibiotic-resistant...
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Angels care about quality of life - Toowoomba Chronicle

Angels care about quality of life - Toowoomba Chronicle | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Angels care about quality of lifeToowoomba ChronicleAN exciting new business has arrived on the Darling Downs which has already shown the potential to make a major impact on the delivery of Aged Care and Disability Services across the region.
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How to Deal With Aging Parents | Elder Care ABC

How to Deal With Aging Parents | Elder Care ABC | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Statistics show that people are living longer and longer. The age that people live to has grown dramatically in the past 20 years.
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Retirement communities find niche with gay seniors | 89.3 KPCC

Retirement communities find niche with gay seniors | 89.3 KPCC | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
As gay and lesbian people age, finding suitable retirement housing can be a unique challenge. Now, some retirement homes have begun catering specifically to LGBT seniors.

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Seniors learn to tweet in Valley - Toowoomba Chronicle

Seniors learn to tweet in Valley - Toowoomba Chronicle | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Seniors learn to tweet in ValleyToowoomba ChronicleLOCKYER Valley seniors will be tweeting and texting thanks to a $4820 grant to conduct Telstra Connected Seniors mobile phone workshops.

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Seniors benefit from embracing technology - Greenwich Citizen

Seniors benefit from embracing technology - Greenwich Citizen | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Seniors benefit from embracing technologyGreenwich CitizenIn order to communicate with them, they feel that they have to start utilizing technology, for that's the language that their younger family members speak.

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Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the elderly (#Depression and the #elderly.

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CQC Unleash Dithering Levels of Elderly Care | TopNews New ...

CQC Unleash Dithering Levels of Elderly Care | TopNews New ... | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
There is no doubt left that elderly must be given the deserving level of care, but the ground reality is far from it. It has been found after the revelation by the Care Quality Commission that there needs to be some strategic steps ...

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Preventing Falls on the Stairs

There are a lot of areas of the home that are dangerous or present a risk. Often this depends on your age group.

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Priest claims he was sacked over aged-care sale protest - CathNews

Priest claims he was sacked over aged-care sale protest - CathNews | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
CathNewsPriest claims he was sacked over aged-care sale protestCathNewsA priest who was critical of the church's handling of the sale of its aged-care homes says he has been sacked and told to leave his parish in Muswellbrook, NSW, according to The...
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Australians deserve to Age Well | COTA Victoria

Join COTA's campaign for aged care reform. Sign up to give your support to the campaign to improve Australia's aged care system at http://agewellcampaign.com.au/ You can add your own aged care story, find out more about ...
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Department of Health & Ageing - Additional Funding for HACC ...

Department of Health & Ageing - Additional Funding for HACC ... | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
More frail, older people and younger people with a disability will receive support to stay in their own homes and communities, thanks to $15.9 million in funding for the Home and Community Care (HACC) program this year.
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Reform before surplus - Aged Care INsite

Reform before surplus - Aged Care INsite | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Reform before surplusAged Care INsiteTwo-thirds of Australians think it is more important to fund key aged care reforms than it is to achieve a budget surplus, according to a poll of over 1000 people commissioned by National Aged Care Alliance.
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Arcare Supports The Age Well Campaign - Arcare, Hampton East

Arcare Supports The Age Well Campaign - Arcare, Hampton East | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Arcare strongly believe in the need for aged care reform in Australia. The National Aged Care Alliance has put together the 'Age Well' Campaign, which aims.
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Alzheimer's Diagnosis Poses Challenges But May Reduce Overall Stress

Alzheimer's Diagnosis Poses Challenges But May Reduce Overall Stress | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it

The day to day reality of living with the stress of memory impairment, be it
Alzheimer's, MCI, or dementia, may include constant worrying and confusion,
ringing of hands, missing meals, and other issues that, taken as a whole, create
a troubling situation, which seems to worsen with each day.


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Medicare expenses growing faster for obese seniors: study - Reuters

Medicare expenses growing faster for obese seniors: study - Reuters | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Medicare expenses growing faster for obese seniors: studyReutersAlley and her colleagues collected survey data on nearly 30000 people with Medicare, the government's health insurance for seniors.

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Gadget guy to help seniors | Community | Surf Coast Times ...

Gadget guy to help seniors | Community | Surf Coast Times ... | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Telstra are inviting seniors to tackle the latest technology trends at free Geelong and Bellarine workshops. Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula seniors are invited to attend free, hands-on internet tutorials hosted by Gadget Guy, ...

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'Baby boomers' schooled in technology - Loudoun Times-Mirror

'Baby boomers' schooled in technology - Loudoun Times-Mirror | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
'Baby boomers' schooled in technologyLoudoun Times-MirrorWhile today's youth are almost experts in all things technology, senior citizens and baby boomers are often left behind when it comes to gadgets and other programs that are popular today.

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'See elderly as human beings'

'See elderly as human beings' | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
More people are living longer. And in this week's Scrubbing Up, US elderly care expert Dr Bill Thomas says the way they are cared for needs to change.

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Plans for elderly care scrutiny

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Families could be asked to rate social care providers under plans to drive up standards of social care for elderly people in England. (More scrutiny - what about more govt funding so it better reflects the cost of providing quality care?

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Amazon.com: Preventing Falls: A Defensive Approach eBook: J. Thomas Hutton, Jeff, Ph.D. Elias, Jo Ann Shroyer, Zane, Ph.D. Curry: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: Preventing Falls: A Defensive Approach eBook: J. Thomas Hutton, Jeff, Ph.D. Elias, Jo Ann Shroyer, Zane, Ph.D.

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More Seniors Leaving Nursing Homes to Age at Home - SeniorHomes.com

More Seniors Leaving Nursing Homes to Age at Home - SeniorHomes.com | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
More Seniors Leaving Nursing Homes to Age at HomeSeniorHomes.comA federal nursing home mandate from October 2010 will be changing in 2012, according to The New York Times.

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Australian cost of residential aged care research service costs in ...

In December 2010, Grant Thornton was commissioned by a consortium of industry peak bodies and providers to undertake a national study of the cost of delivering residential aged care services in modern efficient facilities.
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Nurses' union demands rebate savings to be injected back into health - Nursing Careers Allied Health

Nurses' union demands rebate savings to be injected back into healthNursing Careers Allied HealthANF federal secretary Lee Thomas said the funds must be directed back into areas such as health promotion, primary health care, reducing elective surgery...
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