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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Jan 22, 2021

When does gift-giving from a resident to a care worker cross the line?

Working in aged care care, so much time and effort is devoted to ensuring residents are given the very best care by the people that care for them. So it makes sense that on some occasions, recipients of care may want to demonstrate their appreciation by giving a small gift or delicious little treats. Whether that be something they have made themselves, a bunch of flowers from the garden, or perhaps something they’ve gone out to buy especially for you...
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Rianna Manuel

Rianna Manuel

Rianna is a journalist and content creator with writing experience in current affairs, culture and events. She's been featured in a number of online publications and has been working on building her career as a freelancer. Originally from Sydney, she now lives in Melbourne with her partner and spends her free time listening to podcasts and attending dance classes.

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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Jan 21, 2021

Intergenerational care brings fun and laughter to aged care facility in regional Victoria

When you think about an aged care facility, the last thing you expect is the sounds of young children in playgrounds running around. But at Chaffey Aged Care in Merbein, Victoria, that’s exactly what you’ll get.  A brand new early learning centre has opened on the grounds of the care facility near Mildura in Victoria’s north-west, breathing new life and bringing a lot of fun to the facility.  “We opened on the fourth of January and I have...
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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Jan 19, 2021

Temperatures scanners in the spotlight as research shows they have ‘limited value’ in detecting COVID-19 and complaints to watchdog rise

By now, we are all familiar with presenting our foreheads for temperature monitoring when we walk into public spaces. In the new world of COVID-19 precautions, tracking people’s temperature has become one of the many additional screening and prevention methods adopted by organisations. But with studies showing that people who have contracted COVID-19 can be contagious for days before developing a fever, does temperature checking play a useful role in infection control? Research says temperature scanners have ‘limited value’ in...
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Rianna Manuel
Rianna Manuel Jan 18, 2021

Pfizer vaccine reportedly safe for Australians despite reports of Norway deaths

Australia is gearing up to roll out the first round of coronavirus vaccines, expected to be administered in February. But following the deaths of older people in Norway, government bodies and public health watchdogs have been put on high alert.  According to reports coming out of Norway, 30 older people living with existing health conditions and diseases have died following the receipt of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Following the roll out of over 40,000 inoculations, those...
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