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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 18, 2018

Coroner finds aged care staff grossly mismanaged fatal attack

  A 92-year-old South Australian woman who sustained a savage attack by another resident in the aged care home where she lived, was “unable to escape” and her carers exercised a “gross dereliction of proper management”, the Coroner has found. The South Australian Coroner Mark Johns handed down his findings into the 2012 death of Dorothy Mavis Baum in an Adelaide nursing home. Ms Baum, who was 92 at the time, was beaten with a plastic chain by another resident...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 18, 2018

Aged care providers say compulsory reporting of abuse will create too much paperwork

  Aged care providers say that compulsory reporting of all ‘serious incidents’  in aged care homes will create too much paperwork, and should not be introduced. Aged care provider Anglicare told the federal parliamentary inquiry into aged care that when caring for senior citizens, society must ‘tolerate some faiture’, The Courier Mail has reported. Anglicare said introducing compulsory reporting of all deaths, falls, and assaults may encourage aged care providers to use excessive force, such as tying residents down, to...
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John Pollaers
John Pollaers May 17, 2018

Because how we care for our ageing is a reflection of who we are as a nation

HelloCare Exclusive - Part 1 in series of 4 There are many people, in every community, all over Australia, who need support because of ill health and frailty. Some are in hospital, or living alone, others are elderly and living at home, or living with the support of carers. There are informal carers, who are often old themselves, who care for loved ones. The Australian Aged Care Workforce Taskforce has these people at the front of their thinking. The Taskforce...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 14, 2018

Minister says nurses must be accountable, but union says poor care the result of understaffing

Queensland’s nurse and midwifery union is calling on the federal government to implement carer-to-resident ratios in aged care homes, after a secret audit revealed shocking levels of understaffing resulting in poor levels of care. The Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, responded in an interview with the Courier Mail, saying “he plans to hold the directors of aged-care companies, as well as senior managers, accountable for elder abuse by nurses and carers. “But when somebody becomes frail in their twilight...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 11, 2018

Nurses who work night shift at higher risk of developing cancer

It's long been known that working the night shift is associated with a high risk of disease, including heart disease, depression, insomnia, obesity, and, now research tells us, cancer. Women who work night shift have an increased risk of contracting several types of cancer, including breast, skin, and gastrointestinal cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Xuelei Ma, PhD, oncologist, at State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Centre...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 11, 2018

Senate inquiry into aged care financial practices

    The Senate has asked for an inquiry into allegations of tax avoidance among some of Australia’s largest for-profit aged care providers. Last week, the Tax Justice Network released a report that claimed Australia’s six largest aged care providers are finding loopholes to minimise the amount of tax they pay. The report claimed that the top six for-profit aged care providers received $2.17 billion in government subsidies but paid little, and in some cases no, tax. The report...
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Wayne Belcher
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CEO Of Care Guidance
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CEO Carers ACT
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Dementia Consultant
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CEO Of Dementia Alliance International
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Jim Toohey
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CEO Of Meaningful Ageing Australia
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Retired Director Of Nursing
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CEO And Consultant
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Gerontologist
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Director Of Celebrate Ageing
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