17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference this October

06 Sep 680 Views
#BeTheChange2017 Alzheimer’s Australia invites you to the 17th Alzheimer’s Australia Biennial National Dementia Conference. The conference will provide a unique opportunity, in this time of unprecedented change, to transform the way we think about dementia. The conference will inspire delegates to explore more innovative and creative ways to improve the quality of life and support… View Article

Positive step towards more being done for older Australians

03 May 704 Views
With such alarming trends having been documented,  it is so positive to see that Beyondblue and the NHMRC have partnered to launch a $5 million grant calling for research proposals to consider and improve the Mental Health of Aged Care residents. To read the full article click here. Blog Posted by Roxayne West, Principal Consultant Health Care, May 2017 Roxayne West… View Article

A report shows that New Zealand has similar problems to Australia, where the Nursing Industry is concerned

11 Nov 1044 Views
Exhaustion woes at hospitals – Frontline workers at Auckland District Health Board are complaining of under-staffing, exhaustion and unpaid overtime. A Safe Staffing Healthy Workplace report, includes nine recommendations for change. Of the DHB’s 10,000-plus staff, 685 took part in an online survey in July and August. About 70 staff also gave face-to-face interviews. Almost… View Article

Fire Engineers Conference talks building safety

13 Oct 1226 Views
CANBERRA: Strategies to prevent a tragedy on the scale of a Sydney nursing home inferno that killed 14 people dominated discussions at a fire safety conference in Canberra. About 160 delegates, primarily from Australia and New Zealand, debated methods of improving building safety on the first day of the Institution of Fire Engineers Australia conference…. View Article

Reducing Risk of Staff Injury

30 Sep 1174 Views
At Macquarie University Hospital last week I met with Amanda Houghton, the Manager of Safety, Risk and Compliance as well as  Edwina Moran, the Manual Handling Coordinator. They were explaining how the hospital is always looking at ways to increase care for the patients while reducing the risk of injury to their staff. The hospital has… View Article

A dilemma for those of us with elderly parents

26 Aug 1070 Views
It is now common for us baby boomers to be faced with the dilemma of whether to place our elderly parents in a home or to try and keep them in their own home, especially with the advent of the LLLB (Living Longer Living Better) Act last year and the consequential changes to the provision… View Article

When the figures don’t tell the whole story

18 Mar 1132 Views
With the fourth intergenerational report about to be published Dr Briony Dow shares her concerns about the way numbers are used in political and public debate to characterise older people as a burden on society. At the Australian Association of Gerontology we are committed to having evidence trump stereotypes. We are particularly concerned about negative… View Article

Recruitment in Aged Care – not for the faint-hearted

02 Oct 3607 Views
iStock_000014371678XSmall Recruiting for the Aged Care Industry is a strange beast. It is unique and can be frustrating at times to say the least!  It’s not the same as recruiting for any other industry, such as manufacturing, engineering, IT, etc.  It has its own set of rules, problems and you are dealing with very particular types… View Article