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Australians with dementia deserve better end-of-life care

By on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A survey released today shows an alarming disparity between the wishes of people with dementia and their actual experience in residential or community care as they near the end of their lives.

The report identified a number of barriers to the quality of end-of-life care for people with dementia, including lack of advance care plans, inadequate pain management, a hard-to-navigate palliative care and hospices system and poor understanding of legal options amongst clinicians and aged care staff.

Regis Staff Member Wins National Award

By on Friday, December 13, 2013

Regis McKinley House Personal Carer Nicole Howard has won the Outstanding Carer Award at this year’s Regis Aged Care National Staff Awards.

The Outstanding Carer Award recognises an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to improving care and outcomes for residents and is open to all 5,000 of Regis’ staff members.

Regis Aged Care Victorian State Manager Phil Mackney said Ms Howard is a one of a kind and enviable employee.

 

Aged Care Events: Resident Art Exhbition at BlueCross

By on Thursday, December 12, 2013

Art Exhibition for BlueCross Broughtonlea Resident, Barbara Berger

Bluecross Broughtonlea resident Barbara Berger will be showcasing her life's work at a specialist exhibition, the exhibtion will be attended by members of the local community, residents of BlueCorss Broughtonlea and the artist of the exhibition, Barbara Berger. The event will include finger food, light refreshments and a private pianist

 

Bupa Launches First Onsite GP in Aged Care

By on Friday, November 29, 2013

BUPA aged care is the first aged care provider to provide an onsite General Practitioner in their aged care homes as part of Labor’s new ‘GP’s in Aged Care’ Program. The new program hopes to reduce hospital admissions and the need to leave the facility for simple procedures. “The aim is to improve health outcomes for residents and it is expected this will decrease their need for hospital visits and the need to leave the home for simple procedures” said Federal Minister for Ageing Senator Jacinta Collins.

 

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