November 28, 2014

The giant Department of Human Services has responded to an administrative debacle that left 10,000 elderly Australians locked out of aged care – by appointing more bosses.


While Human Services sheds thousands of frontline Centrelink and Medicare workers, Secretary Kath...

November 26, 2014

 Shares in hospitals operator Healthscope have risen 21 per cent. Source: News Limited



MEDIBANK’S solid debut, at least for retail holders, underlines the appetite for stable earnings and defensive plays when investors are assessing a busy pipeline of initia...

November 24, 2014

A staggering number of aged care decisions are made in hospital car parks, which means advisers need to rethink their approach to the time-critical area of advice, a planner believes.


Speaking at the Financial Planning Association's Congress in Adelaide last week, West...

November 21, 2014


THE $1 billion Estia Health has locked in $625 million from cornerstone investors for the aged care provider’s planned IPO, ahead of next week’s official opening of the offer.


Shares were offered at $5.75, or a multiple of 21-times forecast net profit, giving the comp...

November 21, 2014

In this story:

  • PAC proceeds with Scottish Hospital project

  • Goodwin opens The Central

  • SCC Tas opens first stage of new development

PAC proceeds with Scottish Hospital project


The Presbyterian Church and its aged care arm Presbyterian Aged Care (PAC) have...

November 21, 2014

Feros Village Wommin Bay celebrated 20 years of providing excellence in residential aged care on Wednesday 19 November.
This leading aged care facility – based in Kingscliff – today accommodates up to 70 residents with varying care and support needs.

While Wommin Bay...

November 21, 2014

Just as Australian aged care providers are undertaking mergers and acquisitions to achieve economies of scale, they are also looking for scale and stability in their suppliers, says iCareHealth managing director Chris Gray.


Mr Gray was commenting after this week’s anno...

November 21, 2014

A Labor-only parliamentary committee has attacked the State Government for its lack of planning for 2021 when more than a fifth of WA's ageing population will be older than 60.



In a report tabled yesterday into whether WA is prepared for an ageing population, communit...

November 21, 2014


AGED-CARE providers have hailed the Australia-China free-trade deal as a “massive” opportunity to diversify their operations and set up nursing homes in what is likely to become the world’s largest market for aged care.

The deal allows Australian aged-care operators to...

November 20, 2014

Telstra Health has acquired large aged care software provider iCareHealth, Telstra Health managing director Shane Solomon announced on Monday.  iCareHealth is a market leader in clinical care management and medication management software in the aged care sector.  Mr So...

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