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Allison Shears
Allison Shears May 18, 2018

Looking at innovative models for aged care: takeaways from the Singapore Ageing Asia conference

The Ageing Asia forum held in Singapore over the last two days provided insights into the diversity of care models for older people accessing residential care across a range of Asian countries including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and Japan. The provision of formalised or paid care is a growing industry in Asia where care has typically been provided by family members in the past. Keynote speakers from Australia, Denmark, Germany and America, where the age care ‘industries’ have...
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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 9, 2018

Father of three and Google manager asks for assisted dying laws in NSW

When Scott Riddle returned to Australia last year after years spent working in San Francisco, he was fit and well, and looking forward to settling back into the Australian way of life with his young family. But his shock diagnosis with cancer in July set him on a different path - as a campaigner for euthanasia in NSW. Mr Riddle is calling on the NSW government to introduce voluntary assisted dying laws similar to those passed in Victoria last year...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 9, 2018

NDIS delay forces young wife into nursing home while husband battles cancer alone

A 43-year-old Victorian woman with multiple sclerosis has been forced to move into a nursing home while her husband battles inoperable cancer without her by his side. Toni Mellington asked that her NDIS support plan be reviewed when her husband, Brad Mills, was diagnosed with cancer. Ms Mellington hoped that the NDIS would allow her to care for her husband at home. But Ms Mellington has been told her plan can only be reviewed in June. And even then, her...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan May 9, 2018

$5 billion for the aged care sector – but is it enough?

  Older Australians have been significant beneficiaries of the 2018 Federal budget. But will the additional funding be enough? We take a look at what the industry is saying. Key aged care measures in the 2018 Federal Budget $1.6 billion for 14,000 new high level home care packages to provide some relief for the 105,000-strong waiting list. 13,500 residential aged care places will be opened up. The My Aged Care website will be made easier to use...
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The Hon Ken Wyatt
The Hon Ken Wyatt May 9, 2018

More choices for a longer life

The 2018-19 Budget will deliver the More Choices For a Longer Life package which will support older Australians to live longer and be better prepared, healthier, more independent and connected to their communities. The Package gives older Australians more choices and greater flexibility, including: An additional 14,000 high-level home care packages so older Australians can stay in their homes longer if they want to; Allowing pensioners to earn more without reducing their pension; Greater flexibility to use home equity...
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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
Tibor Paller
Tibor Paller
Aged Care Chef
The Hon Ken Wyatt
The Hon Ken Wyatt
Minister For Aged Care, Minister For Indigenous Health
Tamar Krebs
Tamar Krebs
Founder And CEO Of Group Homes
Tabitha Lovett
Tabitha Lovett
Head Of Philanthropy At Equity Trustees
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
Steven Strange
Steven Strange
CEO And Founder Of Health Metrics
Steven Sanders
Steven Sanders
Writer And Blogger
Sheryl Aldcroft
Sheryl Aldcroft
Managing Director Of Agestrong Physio
Sharon Forbes
Sharon Forbes
Industry Liaison Clinician At Freedom Aged Care
Samantha Bowen
Samantha Bowen
Founder Of Acorn Network
Sally Hogan
Sally Hogan
Registered Nurse, Cert IV TAELLN
Rosemary Iloste
Rosemary Iloste
Daughter, Mother & Writer
Rodney Horin
Rodney Horin
Managing Director, Joseph Palmer & Sons (Vic)
Robert Fedele
Robert Fedele
Journalist At Australian Nursing And Midwifery Journal
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
Penny Holcombe
Penny Holcombe
Director And Founder Of Care3
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
Mike Cahill
Mike Cahill
CEO Greysafe
Michael Riley
Michael Riley
CEO Of Greysafe
Michael Preston
Michael Preston
Graduate Dementia Care Specialist
Matiu Bush
Matiu Bush
Bolton Clarke - Design Integration Lead
Mathieu Bertrand
Mathieu Bertrand
Co-founder Of Home Care Heroes
Mary Wood
Mary Wood
Executive Director Of The Retirement Living Council
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
Mairead Dunne
Mairead Dunne
Founder Of Spritz Mindset
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
Lisa Kelly
Lisa Kelly
CEO Carers ACT
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
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP
Minister Of Aged Care
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 Pollaers
John Pollaers
Chair Of The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
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
Janine Yeates
Janine Yeates
Senior Account Manager At Ellis Jones
James Vickers
James Vickers
Co-Director Of The Wicking Dementia Centre
James Price
James Price
Managing Director And Co-founder Of Mirus Australia
Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton
CEO Of Meaningful Ageing Australia
Helen Nihill
Helen Nihill
Retired Director Of Nursing
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
Elizabeth Harmon
Elizabeth Harmon
Writer Of Open Colleges
Eleanor Morgan
Eleanor Morgan
Aged Care Reform
Eileen Webb
Eileen Webb
Associate Professor, Curtin Law School
Eamonn Fitzpatrick
Eamonn Fitzpatrick
Placement Services Coordinator At Vasey RSL Care
Yvette Porter
Yvette Porter
Dentist At Apple Dental
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
Jane Sims
Jane Sims
Health Research & Evaluation Consultant
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
Craig Hunter
Craig Hunter
Journalist, Editor And Business Writer
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
Beth Mohle
Beth Mohle
Secretary Of Queensland Nurses And Midwives’ Union
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
Ara Cresswell
Ara Cresswell
CEO Of Carers Australia
Aodhan Docherty
Aodhan Docherty
Dentist At About Smiles Dental
Anne Ring
Anne Ring
Columnist
Anne Johnson
Anne Johnson
Director Of Seamless Transitions
Anna Hacker
Anna Hacker
National Manager At Australian Unity
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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