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Category Archives: aged care

A video for the Remote Area Health CorpsContinuous Quality Improvement (CQI) eLearning module. The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) was established in 2008 and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme: Stronger Futures Northern Territory to “address persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the Northern Territory”.

Virtual Reality experiences for people in aged care homes. Some simple images to help explain the safety and care instructions for a project being developed by The Ageing Revolution in collaboration with AgeTech, ‘Ageing is the problem. In-house Innovation is our solution’.

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report has been released by the Federal Government. Stephen Duckett and Anika Stobart write ‘…the commissioners diverged on a number of large and some smaller recommendations. This makes the already complex path to reform even more confusing. It reduces the power of the final report. More disappointingly, it gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.’ Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

‘Disability advocates fear the introduction of independent assessments in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a cost cutting measure to reduce the number of people in the program, despite the government’s insistence the change will make the eligibility process simpler and fairer.’ Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon. 

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Isolation at home and homelessness in this upturned, coronavirus world don’t quite add up. Today’s  Pro Bono news cartoon.

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Cartoons used in Aged Care Matters director Sarah Russell’s research report: Older People living well with in-home support presented to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission in Adelaide today. Dealing with service providers was like “going to war”, read news report here.

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Elderly Australians can be assessed for home care ‘packages’ – funds to purchase services to enable them to keep on living in their own homes.  This government funding has made providing these services a growth industry.  Demand exceeds funding – many people have long a wait (some even have died) before their package comes through.  Today’s Pro Bono news cartoon.

 

A short video introduction to Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) nursing in the Northern Territory, Australia – the Remote Context.

The second video outlining the Scope of Practice :

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Last week’s Pro Bono news cartoon: the Government announces a Royal Commission into aged care quality and safety.