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Australian study shows that Australian aged care resident’s emotional needs are ‘unmet’

A joint study, from University of NSW, Macquarie University and RMIT, found that aged care staff are often too rushed to properly connect with their residents. Lead author Professor Gabrielle Meagher from Macquarie University said it was structurally difficult for residential and home care services to deliver person-centred care. “The …

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Residential Care Loans

While the Crown’s Residential Care Loan scheme is not available to many people it is something to be aware of as an alternative if you are not eligible for a Residential Care Subsidy and meet the scheme’s criteria. If you are living at home and assessed as requiring long term …

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Nursing Shortage in Aged Care Sector Needs Government Intervention

New Zealand’s aged care sector is experiencing a chronic nursing shortage and we now have a crisis situation on our hands. Immigration laws and procedures have made recruiting nurses from overseas tougher while our local nurses are leaving residential aged care in droves to take up higher paying positions in …

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