Archive for July 2018

Do We Need to Rethink Our Approach to Building Aged Care Homes?

It’s a topic of discussion here this week after a Flinders University study found smaller more home-like facilities provide a better quality of life for residents, particularly for people with dementia. The researchers compared the health outcomes and costs for over 500 residents in 17 facilities across Australia – one-quarter of whom were living in…

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Do We Need to Rethink Our Approach to Building Aged Care Homes?

It’s a topic of discussion here this week after a Flinders University study found smaller more home-like facilities provide a better quality of life for residents, particularly for people with dementia. The researchers compared the health outcomes and costs for over 500 residents in 17 facilities across Australia – one-quarter of whom were living in…

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No Shortage of Caring

The health slice of the workforce pie is growing with no end in sight. Melanie Burgess reports. THE healthcare and social assistance sector is taking over the workforce, growing its share of workers from 8 per cent to 13 per cent in the past three decades. It is one of nine sectors that have increased…

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