Residential Aged Care: Nursing Home Plans Scrapped

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Inmycommunity reported that eight-year plans to build an aged care centre in Wattle Grove have now been scrapped this week by Planning Minister John Day.

The main reason for the plan’s rejection, was the cost of an ‘elaborate sewerage system’ and that short term solutions such as a temporary pumping station would discharge into neighbouring catchments.


Aged Care Industry: Bethanie Medallion Winners Announced

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Bethanie Medallion winners were announced at an awards luncheon last Thursday to reward those who have made outstanding contributions to the aged care sector.

Elizabeth Ennis from Craigscare Marylands was the winner of not one, but two awards, the Bethanie Professional Medallion as well as the Bethanie All Rounder Medallion.


Understanding Aged Care: How Much Food Should Older Women Be Eating?

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Only two per cent of women aged 61-66 and eight per cent of women aged 86-91 years, are eating the recommended daily amount of the five key food groups, according to research from the University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Newcastle. The report titled Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) surveyed over 40,000 Australian women and has been surveying them since 1996.


Aged Care Canberra: Lack of Residential Aged Care Beds, forces Residents to Stay in Hospital

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Canberra Times has reported elderly patients who are suitable for aged care are being forced to stay in hospitals due to a lack of available residential aged care beds.

The issue came to the forefront of Canberra’s public hospital system when a cancer patient was forced to wait for two days in emergency before being admitted into The Canberra Hospital.


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