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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 22, 2019

Taking a look inside Denmark’s state-of-the-art nursing home

Europe has regularly inspired us with its creative and compassionate approach to aged care, and Scandinavian countries are known for their high-quality government funded public services. At last week’s Criterion Designing and Developing Retirement Living and Residential Aged Care conference, those in attendance heard how the Danish city of Allborg is combining the two - a state-of-the-art, government funded nursing home reflecting all the latest thinking in aged care. Lars Nohr, Chief Advisor Quality and Innovation at Aalberg’s Department of...
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Caroline Egan

Caroline Egan

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

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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 19, 2019

Government launches inquiry, staff ratios to be mandated following Earle Haven 

The federal government has launched an independent investigation and the state government has mandated staff ratios in the wake of the emergency evacuation of residents from Earle Haven Retirement Village last week. Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Richard Colbeck, announced an independent inquiry today into the forced evacuation last week of nearly 70 frail residents from the Earle Haven Retirement Village. Minister Colbeck said he was “angered and appalled by the terrible and unprecedented events” that took place. “Residents...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 18, 2019

Apathy “the forgotten symptom of dementia” 

Apathy can be one of the most distressing symptoms of dementia. Seeing a loved one withdraw from the world and impossible to reach can be extremely worrying and upsetting for family. Apathy makes it difficult for someone to enjoy life, and it can even accelerate cognitive decline and increase mortality rates.  Yet there is little research on the topic of apathy. And in care it is often overlooked, with the focus falling to more disruptive symptoms, such as aggression...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 18, 2019

NDIS to fund sex therapy, triggers calls for government to fund sex workers too

A woman living with multiple sclerosis has won the right to have sex therapy funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme, but disability advocates are calling for the scheme to also extend to sex workers. The woman applied to have sex therapy for “sexual release” funded under her NDIS plan, but was initially refused. The woman appealed, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has now decided in her favour, arguing that sex therapy is a “reasonable and necessary support” for her...
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