March 30, 2016

No certification needed for sub-2kg commercial ops.

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority has amended legislation governing the use of drones in the country to allow aircraft under 2kg to be flown commercially without an expensive licence.

The changes will take eff...

Professionals working in the community care sector are being encouraged to participate in free online courses on disability issues on offer through the University of New South Wales.

The free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) include the foundational course Thinking T...

Alzheimer’s Australia and NPS MedicineWise have launched a set of new resources to inform people with dementia and their carers about their rights around treatment options including medicines.

An information booklet, Medicines and Dementia, has been produced to support...

March 30, 2016

Plan to set sail for the LASA Q State Conference & Trade Exhibition 2016

Achieving excellence on the age services high seas requires a number of elements.

A sound vessel, fair winds, a well charted course and a committed crew. 

As Captains of Industry…navigating the age s...

March 30, 2016

Doctors and health groups have cautiously welcomed a chronic disease plan hailed by the federal government as one of the biggest health reforms in decades.

But they want to see more detail and money.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday unveiled the plan to create...

March 29, 2016

More than 70 people living with dementia and their carers have outlined priorities to improve dementia care in Australia.

PHOTO: More than 70 people living with dementia and their carers attended a two-day National Consumer Summit at Parliament House in Canberra this mo...

March 29, 2016

Primary Health Care has offloaded its GP practice management software business for $155 million to Affinity Equity Partners in the same month that China's Jangho Group has seized an 11 per cent stake in the near $2 billion company, sparking takeover speculation....

In celebration of Modern Healthcare's 40th anniversary, readers were asked to choose the top healthcare milestones since the magazine's founding in 1976. 

Over 700 respondents to the survey selected their top five picks from each of three categories: healthcare delive...

March 23, 2016

A Queensland aged care home is reducing the cost of care by discounting the basic daily fee for new admissions.

PHOTO: TriCare reducing cost of aged care.

Family owned and operated TriCare Pt Vernon Aged Care Residence only charges 50 percent of the standard Age Pension...

A senate inquiry investigating Australia’s aged care workforce has been told that a portable entitlement scheme for aged care workers should be introduced to help tackle the sector’s retention problem.

Due to inadequate and unpredictable hours, many aged care employees...

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