Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jan 22, 2020

Program to reverse frailty being trialled in Australia

  Frailty affects half of all Australians over the age of 65, making them vulnerable and at increased risk of poor health outcomes, and even death, in the event of illness or injury.  But research tells us the progression of frailty can be slowed and even reversed.  The key problem has been encouraging frail people to take part in interventions, and to keep those interventions going. To address this issue, Bolton Clarke Research Institute is adapting a successful program...
Caroline Egan

Caroline Egan

Editor HelloCare

Caroline Egan has been a writer and editor for more than 20 years, and has worked across several sectors, including banking, finance, economics, real estate, and aged care. She was Managing Editor at Macquarie Bank for a number of years, and spent several years presenting financial market news on television and radio for CommSec. Caroline loves playing Scrabble, walking in nature, and going to the movies with her funny children.

Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jan 20, 2020

Major aged care provider reports $40 million loss

  One of the nation’s largest aged care providers has reported a loss of $40 million. However, after a property revaluation of nearly $24 million, the organisation’s “comprehensive loss” was reported as $16 million. During the 2018-19 financial year, UnitingCare received nearly $651 million in government grants and subsidies.  On top of that it received $515 million in patient and client revenue, and $213 million in services and fees. Executives were paid $4.7 million, a decline from the...
Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jan 17, 2020

Aged care residents receive half the funding of prisoners

  Aged care residents receive around half the government funding of prisoners, the CEO of a Tasmanian nursing home has told local media. Aged Care Deloraine CEO, Charlie Emmerton, told The Advocate it was “really sad” older members of the community receive such low levels of funding. “On average we get $50,000 a year for a resident, which includes their daily care, cleaning, washing, medication, and food. "If I was running a prison I would get $100,000 per...
Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jan 16, 2020

Minister denies claims people died waiting for NDIS funding

  The Disability Minister has denied media reports that people died while waiting to be allocated NDIS funding. New Corp media reported on Wednesday that between 2016 and 2019, more than 1,200 Australians, including 65 children, died while waiting for an NDIS package.  The claims were broadly condemned by media around the country. But Disability Minister Stuart Robert has denied the claims, despite the prime minister noting the deaths were “unacceptable” and the data originally coming from his...
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