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No pension rise for the first time since 1931!!!!

11 August 2020

On 23 July 1931, the Age Pension was reduced) from $104 to $91 a year as Australia tried to cope with what would go down in history as the Great Depression. On 13 October of that year, the annual pension amount was again reduced, this time to $78. Things are not going to be as savage for pensioners this time round, but no pension rise is going to disappoint many.

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On holidays from your nursing home

11 August 2020

COVID-19 has seen many families re-evaluate if a nursing home is really the best place for their loved one. Some are considering taking their loved one out and accommodating them with family, but apart from the difficulties that is always likely to present, there are a few unnecessary hurdles as well.

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New: 10 Questions about aged care – information series

11 August 2020

10 QUESTIONS is a series of leaflets about aged care written by nurses, doctors and experts with experience in aged care. Each leaflet focuses on an individual aspect of care to increase consumer knowledge and make the journey into residential aged care easier.

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Cold housing kills

27 July 2020

Low-income households living in poorly insulated housing is a recipe for hypothermia and death.

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How having 90 words for snow relates to aged care

23 July 2020

Languages spoken north of the Arctic circle have many words for snow, because there is so much snow and so many different types of snow north of the Arctic circle. The Australian aged care industry is all for a similar semantic deployment.

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How having 90 words for snow relates to aged care

23 July 2020

Languages spoken north of the Arctic circle have many words for snow, because there is so much snow and so many different types of snow north of the Arctic circle. The Australian aged care industry is all for a similar semantic deployment.

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Aged care funding for old rope

23 July 2020

The federal Department of Health has a habit of making simple things complicated in aged care funding and it's costing the taxpayer while home care providers laugh all the way to the bank. Financing of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and the Home Care Packages program explained.

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OUT NOW: Michelin Guide to Australian Nursing Homes

29 June 2020

Malnourishment is not exactly what you would associate with the Michelin restaurant guide, but the Department of Health has gone ahead and done a Michelin (with dots rather than stars) for Australian nursing homes - available from July 2020. How helpful is it?

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Super shock unnecessary

29 June 2020

Halved overnight! Many retirees received a letter from their superannuation fund saying their pension would be halved from 1 July 2020. It's not as bad as it seems, though.

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