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Amiria MacKinnon
Amiria MacKinnon Feb 14, 2018

A Valentine’s Love Story

On Valentine’s Day, Bill and Hazel share their story of everlasting love. In May this year the inspirational couple will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary and an incredible life together. Love at first sight Bill and Hazel, now 88 and 82, first met through a group of friends at a football match in rural New South Wales. Friends at first, Hazel’s mum was known for hosting Sunday dinners that the group attended and it was through these dinners that love began...
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Jo Cleary
Jo Cleary Feb 14, 2018

Will Increasing the Food Budget Ensure Better Meals for Aged Care Residents?

The recent media outcry over Australian aged care residents being fed on $6.08 per resident per day has raised the issue of quality of meals in residential aged care.  This is following publication of a paper by well respected Dietitian and Founder of The Lantern Project, Dr Cherie Hugo, who is passionate about increasing the quality of food for older Australians. What do Residents get for $6.08 per day? To stay within budget, the menu offering may include continental breakfast...
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Sarah Russell
Sarah Russell Feb 8, 2018

Aged Care: So Many Inquiries, So Little Action

How many inquiries, reviews, taskforces, think tanks, consultations and consultant reports does it take for the government to change a light bulb in an aged care home? Over the past year or so, the government has investigated, among other things, the aged care workforce, reforms, accreditation, complaints scheme, innovation, standards of care and elder abuse – and still the light globe remains unchanged. The numerous reports commissioned by the government generate recommendations that never see the light of day. Unless...
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Mundipharma
Mundipharma Feb 8, 2018

Older People Are Less Likely to Report Pain – Why?

Pain is uncomfortable for everyone - but why are older people less likely to report pain when they have it? The mechanism by which pain is perceived is very complex. There does appear to be some age related changes, but older people don't perceive pain any less than younger people. That said older people in general may be less sensitive to low levels of stimuli - thus, have a higher pain threshold. But they tend to be more sensitive to...
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Lauren Todorovic
Lauren Todorovic Feb 7, 2018

Complaints: “Wait Until They Die”, What about Now?

There are a number of reasons why a person or their family may not complain when they are unsatisfied with the care they receive. Whilst some families have no problems with raising issues as they occur, others will simply wait until their loved one dies before they complain. In my previous position where I would visit aged care homes I would see this happen on a number of occasions. Which at the time never really made much sense to "wait until they die"...
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Anne Johnson
Anne Johnson Feb 7, 2018

Moving into Aged Care: What is Important to the Elderly?

When selecting the best residential aged care for someone it is easy to look at obvious things like the location, meals, surrounds and medical care, without paying enough attention to the leisure activities offered. Leisure activities are often opportunities to develop social relationships, which in turn are associated with better physical, emotional, social and mental wellbeing. And, vice versa, the stronger the social relationships, the more likely a person is to participate in leisure activities.  Older people living in...
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Wayne Belcher
Wayne Belcher
CEO Of Braemar Presbyterian Care
Warren Duce
Warren Duce
Tunstall Healthcare - Technology Expert
Vicki Tuchtan
Vicki Tuchtan
Academic Director At Aged Care
Val French
Val French
AM M.Lit.Stud BA
Tracey Silvester
Tracey Silvester
Executive Manager, Envigor Home Care
Tim Humphries
Tim Humphries
CEO Of Homestyle Aged Care
Tamar Krebs
Tamar Krebs
Founder And CEO Of Group Homes
Sylvia North
Sylvia North
Registered Dietitian And Integrative Nutritionist
Suzanne McLoughlin
Suzanne McLoughlin
Director Of Home Instead Senior Care
Suzanne Greenwood
Suzanne Greenwood
CEO Of Catholic Health Australia
Sheryl Aldcroft
Sheryl Aldcroft
Managing Director Of Agestrong Physio
Samantha Bowen
Samantha Bowen
Founder Of Acorn Network
Sally Hogan
Sally Hogan
Registered Nurse, Cert IV TAELLN
Rodney Horin
Rodney Horin
Managing Director, Joseph Palmer & Sons (Vic)
Robert Clifford
Robert Clifford
Founder Of Alto Cibum
Rob Evers
Rob Evers
CEO Of Care Support Network
Richard Meaden
Richard Meaden
Financial Consultant
Rhod Ellis-Jones
Rhod Ellis-Jones
Principal Consultant Of Ellis Jones
Raymond Gouck
Raymond Gouck
CEO Of Omnicare Alliance
Victoria Traynor
Victoria Traynor
Professor At University Of Wollongong
Richard Fleming
Richard Fleming
Executive Director Of Dementia Training Australia
Philip Daffas
Philip Daffas
CEO & Managing Director Of PainChek
Peter Scutt
Peter Scutt
Founder Better Caring
Peter Chittenden
Peter Chittenden
Managing Director, Residential At Colliers International
Norman McNamara
Norman McNamara
Founder Of Global Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign
Nicki Doyle
Nicki Doyle
Director At KPMG
Nick McDonald
Nick McDonald
CEO Of Prestige Inhome Care
Nick Loudon
Nick Loudon
CEO And MD Of Seasons Group
Michael Riley
Michael Riley
CEO Of Greysafe
Michael Preston
Michael Preston
Graduate Dementia Care Specialist
Matiu Bush
Matiu Bush
Bolton Clarke - Design Integration Lead
Mark O'Toole
Mark O'Toole
Founder–Managing Director
Marissa Sandler
Marissa Sandler
CEO And Co-founder Of Careseekers
Margaret O'Connor
Margaret O'Connor
Emeritus Professor
Lyndall Kay
Lyndall Kay
Aged Care Reform
Lydia Paterson
Lydia Paterson
CEO Of Care Guidance
Lucinda Zammit
Lucinda Zammit
Nutritionist
Louise Hallinan
Louise Hallinan
Founder Of Smart Brain Health Centre
Lisa O'Driscoll
Lisa O'Driscoll
Respiratory Clinical Consultant
Leah Bisiani
Leah Bisiani
Dementia Consultant
Lauren Todorovic
Lauren Todorovic
Founder And Director Of CarePage And HelloCare
Lauren Hockley
Lauren Hockley
Co-founder Of Careseekers
Kerrie Lavery
Kerrie Lavery
CEO Of Parkglen
Kate Swaffer
Kate Swaffer
CEO Of Dementia Alliance International
Kate Ford
Kate Ford
Freelance Journalist
Justin Potter
Justin Potter
National Business Development Manager At MAS National
Jurgen Gotz
Jurgen Gotz
Director Of The Clem Jones Centre For Ageing Dementia Research
Julie Cole
Julie Cole
Dementia Consultant
John Carroll
John Carroll
Chief Executive Officer
Jo Cleary
Jo Cleary
Aged Care Consultant
Jim Toohey
Jim Toohey
President Of Carers Queensland
Jillian Slade
Jillian Slade
Placement Consultant
Jenny Williams
Jenny Williams
General Manager At Amana Living
Jennene Buckley
Jennene Buckley
CEO Of Feros Care
James Vickers
James Vickers
Co-Director Of The Wicking Dementia Centre
Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton
CEO Of Meaningful Ageing Australia
Helen Attrill
Helen Attrill
CEO And Consultant
Geoff Grady
Geoff Grady
CEO Of Aveo Group
Gary Buck
Gary Buck
Director At CIO Advisory
Fi Darby
Fi Darby
Writer
Felicity McIntosh
Felicity McIntosh
Health And Ageing - Ellis Jones
Eleanor Morgan
Eleanor Morgan
Aged Care Reform
Eileen Webb
Eileen Webb
Associate Professor, Curtin Law School
Tony Bartone
Tony Bartone
Vice President Of Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Sarah Russell
Sarah Russell
Aged Care Matters
Ryan Harvey
Ryan Harvey
Deputy Clinical Director Of House Call Doctor
Rodney Syme
Rodney Syme
Vice President, Dying With Dignity
Dr Jane Fischer
Dr Jane Fischer
CEO And Medical Director At Calvary Health Care Bethlehem
Drew Dwyer
Drew Dwyer
Gerontologist
Catherine Barrett
Catherine Barrett
Director Of Celebrate Ageing
David Constantine
David Constantine
Ellis Jones - Design Director
Danielle Robertson
Danielle Robertson
Director Of Danielle Robertson Consulting
Daniel Aitchison
Daniel Aitchison
Manager At TriCare
Corinne Maunder
Corinne Maunder
Founder And Director Of Fire Films
Cherie Hugo
Cherie Hugo
Founder Of The Lantern Project
Carolyn Broomfield
Carolyn Broomfield
Owner Of New Horizon Fitness
Bree Voegt
Bree Voegt
Clinical Dietitian
Bonnie Black
Bonnie Black
Founder, Little Miss Organised
Bina Brown
Bina Brown
Financial Journalist
Bessie Hassan
Bessie Hassan
Money Expert At Health Insurance
Bernard Schokman
Bernard Schokman
CEO Of Design Moshpit
Ben Myers
Ben Myers
Executive Director - Retirement Living For The Property Council Of Australia
Aodhan Docherty
Aodhan Docherty
Dentist At About Smiles Dental
Anne Ring
Anne Ring
Columnist
Anne Johnson
Anne Johnson
Director Of Seamless Transitions
Amiria MacKinnon
Amiria MacKinnon
General Manager Marketing & Communications At Whiddon
Amelia Moulis
Amelia Moulis
Senior Account Manager At Ellis Jones
Amee Baird
Amee Baird
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow At Macquarie University
Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham
Co-Founder Of SeniorsHousingOnline.com.au

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