Category: COVID-19
  • COVID-19 | Mar 15 2020

    Woolworth’s Launches ‘Elderly-Only’ Shopping Hour To Ensure Seniors Get Supplies

    Jakob Neeland

    Australian supermarket giant Woolworths is introducing a dedicated shopping hour that will only allow elderly and disabled people to...

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  • COVID-19 | Mar 15 2020

    Woolworths partners with Meals on Wheels to bring free toilet paper to seniors

    HelloCare - Journalist Team

    As panic buying continues to sweep Australia, leaving supermarket shelves bare, many elderly people are struggling to get their...

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  • COVID-19HealthHealth care professionals | Mar 13 2020

    What to do if there’s a case of coronavirus in your nursing home

    Caroline Egan

    Aged care facilities have featured heavily in Australia’s response to the coronavirus as older people are particularly vulnerable if...

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  • Ask an expertCOVID-19 | Mar 13 2020

    Chief Medical Officer writes to aged care providers about coronavirus

    Professor Brendan Murphy

    Dear colleagues, I am writing to update you on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to outline the Commonwealth’s current...

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  • COVID-19Health care professionals | Mar 13 2020

    Pressure on the health care system could result in intensive care ‘age limits’ 

    Jakob Neeland

    Australian doctors are warning that there is a ‘serious risk’ that the country may run out of available intensive...

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  • COVID-19Health care professionals | Mar 12 2020

    Quality commission audits nursing homes that failed infection-control standards

    Caroline Egan - HelloCare Editor

      The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has commenced nation-wide auditing of aged care facilities that failed to...

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  • COVID-19HealthHealth care professionals | Mar 12 2020

    Government’s virus response includes $750 payment for pensioners

    Caroline Egan - HelloCare Editor

    As Australia’s recorded cases of coronavirus reach 140, including three deaths, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled a $17.6...

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  • COVID-19Health care professionals | Mar 11 2020

    Government’s coronavirus support package for aged care

    Caroline Egan

      The federal government has announced a $2.4 billion support package to help health services, including aged care facilities, navigate Australia’s...

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  • COVID-19HealthHealth care professionals | Mar 9 2020

    What happens if aged care staff refuse to work in nursing homes with cases of coronavirus?

    Caroline Egan - HelloCare Editor

    Over the weekend, Sydney recorded its third fatality from the coronavirus, after an 82-year-old former resident of an aged...

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  • COVID-19Uncategorized | Mar 5 2020

    Aged care staff call in sick as resident dies from coronavirus

    Caroline Egan - HelloCare Editor

      It has been confirmed that a 95-year-old woman who died recently had coronavirus. The woman was a resident at...

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