ANMF celebrates International Nurses Day 2020
On International Nurses Day (IND) this year, the ANMF, the union of more than 285,000 nurses, midwives and aged care workers, is celebrating the work ANMF members do every day for every Australian.
Retire the retirement village – the wall and what’s behind it is so 2020
Retirement villages – walled, gated and separate seniors’ enclaves – have had their day.
Expert team at SA Pathology to protect aged care residents
A dedicated South Australian Pathology team has been assembled to respond to a COVID-19 outbreak in aged care and other residential facilities.
Risk factors for COVID-19 death revealed in world’s largest analysis of patient records
This is the largest study on COVID-19 conducted by any country to date, and therefore gives the strongest evidence on risk factors associated with COVID-19 death.
New guidelines highlight importance of managing high blood pressure
A new global set of guidelines released on 7 May 2020 (International Society of Hypertension 2020 Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines [free access article]) is particularly critical in the current COVID-19 environment.
Submissions on aged care COVID-19 sought
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety continues to encourage submissions from aged care providers, people who receive aged care services, and their families, who are affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Exercise boosts gut health to build muscles and endurance
Regular exercise changes the composition of the gut bacteria and may play a crucial role in skeletal muscle function and endurance.
Retail investors at risk in volatile markets
An Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) analysis of markets during the COVID-19 period has revealed a substantial increase in retail activity across the securities market, as well as greater exposure to risk.
The unexpected benefits of tailored exercise for aged care residents
Tailored exercise programs led by accredited exercise physiologists don’t just provide physical benefits for residents living in aged care – they improve mental wellbeing and social engagement.
Closer to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Survivors
The Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of the National Redress Scheme has tabled its first Interim Report on 1 May 2020.
Have a flu shot to protect your heart
Most Australians don’t know it, but they are six times more likely to have a heart attack the week after they have had a bout of influenza.
Older Australians need appropriate Motor Neurone Disease support
People diagnosed with a disability aged 65 and older cannot access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Aged care funding must guarantee the safety of all nursing home residents
The additional $205 million COVID-19 funding for aged care providers should be directly used to employ more nurses and suitably-qualified care staff and ensure the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Additional funding for residential aged care providers
Residential aged care providers will receive an additional COVID-19 specific support package totalling $205 million.
10 ways to process grief after a death during a global pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted our experiences of, and our rituals associated with dying, death and bereavement.
Senate Committee finds Government must permanently increase income support
The Australian Senate Community Affairs References Committee has issued its report on the “Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia”.
Debit cards to be issued by banks to isolated or vulnerable customers
Australian banks will issue a record number of debit cards (Mastercard or VISA debit) to customers who don’t have them – without request.
Call for submissions on impact of COVID-19 on aged care services
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is calling for submissions from the general public and organisations relating to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the aged care sector.
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