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There are a number of issues worth highlighting in Residential Aged Care facilities (RACF) such as the lack nurse-to-patient ratios, government funding not being tied to care and the overall public perception of aged care. However, this nurse describes...
A former Aged Care nurse manager speaks of the incredible issues abounding in the sector, and why she decided to take a ‘dignified exit’. A lot has to be said for how any industry treats its people. I want...
Dear Mr. Ken Wyatt (Federal Minister for Aged Care) and Mr. Brad Hazzard (NSW Minister for Health, One of the key clinical focuses in NSW Health hospitals is that of patient centred care, as targeted by the Clinical Excellence Commission...
The Silver Rainbow LGBTI Aged Care Awareness Training Project is managed by the National LGBTI Health Alliance and is being delivered collaboratively with project partners across every state and territory in Australia. It is funded by the Department of...
Nurses are being called on to stay up-to-date with the latest in wound care and prevention to help reduce the impact of Australia’s ‘hidden affliction’ of chronic wounds. Wounds Australia is highlighting the central role that nurses play in the...
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15) is a reminder that not enough is being done to stamp out elder abuse in all its forms. It can be financial, social, physical, psychological and includes mistreatment and neglect. This not...
This post originally featured on HelloCare. Aged care is a growing industry. Australia’s ageing population means there is a greater need for more aged care facilities. In 2015-16 alone, there were 949 residential care providers who operated 195,825 places. And that...
Are Residential Aged Care Facilities NDIS Ready? The perceptions of residential aged care staff caring for people under 65 with communication and mealtime support needs. Are you currently working in, or have you worked in, a residential aged care facility...
There seems to be a fine line between fact and fiction when it comes to services offered and the actual reality at some aged care facilities. This nurse wanted to share their personal experiences and why aged care is...
Ensuring safe nurse-to-resident ratios in Aged Care will make a huge difference to the lives of many nurses, residents and their families. Tell us your aged care story here. The following question was posted in Ask Judith in the LAMP a few years ago and...

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