The daughter of an elderly woman murdered at a Newcastle aged care facility has called for better video surveillance in nursing homes.

On Wednesday, 29-year-old Garry Steven Davis was found guilty of murdering residents Gwen Fowler, 83, and Ryan Kelly, 80, in 2013.

Ms Fo...

September 29, 2016

COMMUNITY Services Directorate Director-General Michael De’Ath says reports the NDIS in Canberra is at capacity are not true.

“It was recently brought to the attention of the Community Services Directorate (CSD) that the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) was a...

September 28, 2016

As Dementia Awareness Month comes to a close, a leading aged care provider shares early outcomes from a new model of care showing reduced isolation among residents living with the disease.

Earlier this month survey results released by Alzheimer’s Australi...

September 27, 2016

Some of Australia’s largest builders have recently contracted Sync to manufacture 2,369 bathroom pods for various projects in New South Wales and Victoria.

Construction giant Watpac have engaged Sync to deliver 2,049 pods for the master-planned Ryde Gardens project in S...

September 26, 2016

Last week a pair of officers from Springwood Police Station spent a few hours chatting with residents at Freedom Aged Care Tanah Merah village.

Organised by the village’s Lifestyle Coordinator, the two officers headed out with their police vehicle for the morning’s...

September 26, 2016

Industry stakeholders have welcomed the appointment of David Tune AO PSM to head up the Aged Care Legislated Review, calling for financial sustainability as a priority.

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David Tune

The comprehensive review of the aged care system is part of the chan...

Stakeholders have welcomed the government’s long-awaited appointment of a top bureaucrat to lead the review of the Living Longer Living Better reforms, saying they are keen for the process to get started.

Yesterday Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt a...

September 14, 2016

4,000 wearable cameras were just the start, says Fujitsu architect.

How NSW Police's body-worn video system was built

The launch of the body-worn video (BWV) system adopted by NSW Police last year was the culmination of months of complex research and development conduct...

September 14, 2016

There are fresh calls for the government to undertake a review of funding for residential care following confirmation the Commonwealth will examine alternative ways of achieving budgeted savings to the Aged Care Funding Instrument.

Last month Austral...

September 14, 2016

Communication between residents and care staff is vital to the success of consumer directed care in residential aged care, write Michelle Campbell, Marita McCabe and Elizabeth Beattie.

Australia is striving towards a vision for residential aged care that is both centred...

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