August 31, 2016

Seniors living and aged care is tipped to become an increasingly hot sector in South East Queensland, with industry commentators predicting a boom in vertical ‘apartment-style’ aged care villages integrated with allied care.

The news comes after confirmation that o...

August 29, 2016

A group of Victorian aged care home residents have been left traumatised, after heartless thieves stole their motorised scooters and dumped them in a muddy park last week.

Offenders broke into St Albans Park Gardens residential village on Townsend Road in the early hour...

OLIVER Savage has spent his HSC year fishing, snorkelling and driving boats but he’s not bludging, he’s working hard on his marine studies course.

The 18-year-old student at Newman College, Port Macquarie, is one of a growing number of pupils ditching traditional subjec...

August 26, 2016

A picture of crying elderly grandparents, separated into different care homes in Canada, is the saddest photo their granddaughter says she has ever taken.

A photograph from Canada of a crying elderly couple in wheelchairs, separated into two different care homes after 6...

Global healthcare group Bupa has pounced on the former Oakleigh South primary school site, paying $23 million for the vacant block which it plans to turn into an aged-care facility.

The UK-headquartered group joins a growing list of aged care providers establishing a fo...

IT felt more like stepping into a cruise ship or boutique hotel than a retirement village when greeted by concierge at Mark Moran’s new retirement, aged care and wellness precinct in Sydney’s exclusive Vaucluse.

The Wentworth Courier has gained an exclusive first peek a...

August 23, 2016

As new information comes to light, it’s becoming clear that the fight to keep the Mullumbimby hospital land retained for community use against the state government will be a hard-fought battle.

The land, thought to be gifted to the community in perpetuity generations ag...

August 23, 2016

Aggression and agitation top the triggers of the 381 referrals to the new national advisory service for aged care residents experiencing severe dementia-related behaviours, a dementia conference has heard this week.

The government established the Severe Behaviour Respon...

August 23, 2016

Despite nine years of compulsory reporting, the sector is still in the dark about the prevalence of assaults in aged care and the outcomes of notifications to the police.

It happens every year, like clockwork. Government figures showing an annual spike in the number of...

Key changes

The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, audits and verifies performance against quality standards through accreditation in residential care and quality reporting in the community.

The streamlining of different quality accreditation arrangements across aged c...

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