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Emma Hall Sep 15, 2020

Report finds new standards have not benefitted aged care sector

A report on the impacts of the new Aged Care Quality Standards has highlighted additional pressure the Standards have put on aged care workers and has demanded further assessment of the program in the future. It’s been one year since the aged care industry introduced their new Aged Care Quality Standards, designed to improve conditions in aged care and address some of the problems in the sector. In early July, CompliSpace conducted a survey to find out more about the...
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Emma Hall

Emma Hall

Emma Hall is a freelance writer and communications professional with eight years' experience. Her writing about health, fitness and lifestyle has appeared in several print and online publications. Emma lives in Melbourne, where she spends time going on long runs and drinking a lot of coffee.

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Emma Hall Sep 14, 2020

Design students help to make London suburb dementia friendly

During this year’s European summer, a cohort of engineering students from around the world participated in TEDI’s Summer School 2020. Their project? Developing new solutions to make Canada Water, an area of south-east London, a dementia friendly community. What is TEDI? TEDI, based in London, is an innovative new program of engineering higher education. Its motto is ‘transforming engineering education: transforming lives’ and nowhere is that better encapsulated than in their 2020 Summer School program, focusing on dementia friendly community...
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Emma Hall Sep 7, 2020

Can a nap during nightshift improve performance?

Anyone who has regularly worked through the night knows the tired, sluggish feeling associated with a string of night shifts, and the difficulty of catching up on sleep during the day. Research has consistently shown that accidents and errors are more frequent overnight when workers are sleep deprived, but what’s the solution? Our aged care system – and health system more widely – relies on shift workers to provide 24-hour care. The pitfalls of night shifts Long-term night shift work...
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Emma Hall Sep 7, 2020

Would you pay an extra one per cent tax to fix aged care?

New modelling suggested that reform of Australia’s aged care system would require new funding equivalent to a one percentage point increase in income tax rates. The modelling, prepared by Deloitte Access Economics indicates that reform would cost far less than what Australian taxpayers are willing to pay to improve the system. A study from Flinders University has previously found that the average taxpayer is willing to pay 3.1 percentage points more to ensure that all Australians can access high-quality care. Deloitte’s...
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