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Residential Aged Care: Using Food to Overcome Language Barriers

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ged Care Online recently published an article about the need for aged care workers who speak a second language to help ageing migrants with limited English.

Toni Salter from The Veggie Club got in contact with us to talk about her strategy for helping ageing migrants through gardening and growing cultural foods.

 

Aged Care Industry: Care Connect Appoints LGBTI Project Officer

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Care Connect appointed Paul Martin as National LGBTI Project Officer last week.

The LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) Project Officer’s role is to advocate on behalf of the LGBTI community and build awareness and capacity of Care Connect’s aged care services  tailored  for this community.

 

Aged Care Industry: More than $50 million in Funding for Ageing Research

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Federal Government will provide $50 million in funding for research into dementia, macular degeneration and other age-related conditions.

The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler announced that 92 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) would receive grants last Friday.

 

Media Release: First Course in Understanding & Management of Diabetes Released in Australia

By on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

1 in 4 Australian adults (over 25) have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Diabetes costs Australia over $1 million per hour

7.2 million pharmaceutical scripts were claimed for diabetes medicines in 2011. These statistics show that a lot of Australians have diabetes, and aged/home and community/disability care workers are likely to meet a patient who has the condition in their line of work.

 

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