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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many elderly people are being left to die unnecessarily or are in great pain because of a critical lack of staff and training in many of Australia's nursing homes. Only one in five are receiving proper palliative care....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Charles Sturt University (CSU) lecturer is working to break down the stigma nursing students have about working in aged care. Doctor Maree Bernoth says few students aspire to work in the industry finding it mundane, basic and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are differing views on the Federal Government's move to increase nursing homes fees. Aged care expert, Doctor Maree Bernoth says the federal government's reforms to increase nursing homes fees will not address the systemic flaws in the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are fears of a 'hidden epidemic' of poor quality care for the state's ageing residents, if registered nurses (RNs) are no longer required at New South Wales aged care homes. The Upper House is considering whether legislation...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]RECENT revelations that a woman was found with maggots in her mouth the day before she died at a Raymond Terrace nursing home have demonstrated that some of our community’s most vulnerable are still subject to “horrific neglect,”...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Aged care experts say there's a desperate need for an overhaul of the accreditation system for the aged care sector. It follows a damning report by South Australia's chief psychiatrist that found widespread abuse within the state-run Oakden mental...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A new research project at Charles Sturt University (CSU) aims to develop a resource to help older people share their experiences of ageing with those who are training to work in the aged care sector. The project, funded by...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A nursing home — run by one of Australia's biggest private providers, Allity Aged Care — deciding to set up what it believes will be the nation's first purpose-built farm.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" up="2" down="0"][blockquote text="What's really important to ageing...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Charles Sturt University Wagga academic who made a submission to the inquiry in August believes its findings have been “so positive”, but there is more to do. Maree Bernoth said with the needs of those in aged care...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic has backed calls for registered nurses (RNs) not to be on duty around the clock at some of the state's regional aged care facilities.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" up="2" down="0"][blockquote text="This is a great opportunity...