2020 innovAGEING National Awards Winners

innovAGEING and its Foundation Partners, the Commonwealth Bank and KPMG Australia, are honoured to declare the winners of the 2020 innovAGEING National Awards. From holistic wound management, a Positive Ageing Tool and using Artificial Intelligence to prevent pressure...

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New communications and visitation program for RACFs

Ensuring you can easily facilitate visitor access within your residential aged care facility without diverting your experienced staff from providing quality care is now easier than ever. Streamlining the communication and visitation for aged care residents is being...

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innovAGEING National Awards 2020 Finalists

innovAGEING, along with its Foundation Partners the Commonwealth Bank and KPMG, is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2020 innovAGEING National Awards. The individual and organisation finalists in the six categories are: Age Services Innovator of the Year...

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared today a national day of thanks to all our frontline workers for their role in helping to keep our communities safe. We particularly honour all #agedcare management and staff. https://t.co/Oi4664ttUG #thanksamillion https://t.co/Mr8KR7COtC
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Congratulations Australian of the Year 2021 Grace Tame, an outstanding and fearless young Australian using her voice to help other survivors find theirs, and a deserving winner of this honour. https://t.co/aDMAPczfBO https://t.co/y3DXsKKhdR #strongvoicehelpinghand #LetHerSpeak https://t.co/Q6LjcQBEK1
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@FijiPM: Wishing all the best to every Aussie today! It's been a hard year apart for our people, but with your commitment to help vaccinate the Pacific, we hope a family reunion is in order soon. We’ll keep the drinks on ice! https://t.co/aEfFJ09PHi
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Congratulations Senior Australian of the Year, Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM, an Aboriginal elder from Nauiyu and a renowned artist, activist, writer and public speaker, passionate about bringing together Aboriginal culture and mainstream society. https://t.co/SJDgO5xJpc https://t.co/eMT0gQ97EL
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Today we remember all those who have made a positive contribution to our nation, from our First Australians to the kaleidoscope of cultures who now call Australia home. #strongvoicehelpinghand #AustraliaDay https://t.co/NyFBoP6vtk
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Could excessive hoarding be stopping people from downsizing into retirement villages? A free online program to help resolve hoarding issues is available for NSW residents who are eligible for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme. https://t.co/BkpMzPhi9O #strongvoicehelpinghand https://t.co/otSjpwIE6G
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"LASA chief executive Sean Rooney said mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in aged care should remain a consideration based on medical expertise." Read more in The Australian: https://t.co/oEnGwu0v05 #strongvoicehelpinghand #COVID19 #agedcare @CEO_LASA @australian https://t.co/bLweAs5XYz
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The first drug to prevent people contracting #COVID19 has been shown to work in early trials, protecting 80% of #agedcare home residents from infection. https://t.co/V09DvN62pP #strongvoicehelpinghand https://t.co/8fPmJV83I7
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As a community, we owe a lot those who have primary care responsibilities for older people, helping them live at home, but a new report has found a decrease in satisfaction with the quality of services provided to support them. https://t.co/1CNfjmU0S8 @CarersAustralia https://t.co/5WuTybY7D6
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Using Accredited Practising Dietitians to support food and nutrition in aged care homes could save more than $80 million per year, says Dieticians Australia. https://t.co/w4IHtuBeFD #strongvoicehelpinghand #agedcare #nutrition https://t.co/FNSyKAJ2Fk
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Maggie Beer's Senior Australian of the Year 2010 led to establishing the Maggie Beer Foundation, to improve food offered in aged care, four years later. A wonderful initiative from a deserving winner. What will this year's winner bring? https://t.co/6Gt4dD0p7X https://t.co/c1Qw5moNd1
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A young woman in the UK helped her mother achieve everything on her bucket list in the four years from her diagnosis of cancer to her passing, even borrowing a wedding dress for a father-daughter dance. What a wonderful thing to do. https://t.co/Ie8OxfvUzG @Pall_Care_Aus https://t.co/nmKLGouhJT
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Kids and older people will have a chance to learn from one another with Uniting NSW/ACT opening an early learning centre at a residential aged care site in Sydney. It's great to see more of these initiatives taking place around Australia! https://t.co/WlZKbWO6kC https://t.co/u2onzlu9Vs
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How can we have helpful conversations around aged care with people who would benefit from entering a residential aged care home, but might fear it? Here are some useful tips. https://t.co/lXEPS9BgH6 #strongvoicehelpinghand https://t.co/rtVN1bVp6n
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@CEO_LASA Sean Rooney: "Part of doing all we can to protect older Australians in care is to consider mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for aged care workers — assuming it is safe to do so and with appropriate exemptions." https://t.co/6qvAmDOtZv #strongvoicehelpinghand @abcnews https://t.co/yD7fDO1DbP
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@AustAgeAgenda: Two Victorian #agedcare facilities that experienced COVID outbreaks leading to the deaths of 83 residents were insufficiently prepared for emergencies with surge workforces “inadequate to manage the scale of the outbreak”, an independent review has found https://t.co/wRJsZSukMc https://t.co/I9hRuEABN7
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New data show a slow but steady decline in residential aged care occupancy rates over the past decade, confirming the changing preferences in older Australians, who increasingly want to age at home, and should be supported to do so. https://t.co/6MzF7mbf3S #strongvoicehelpinghand https://t.co/AdSE0WYk2m
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In the future of home care, dedicated robots could remotely conduct care plans, budget reviews, daily wellness checks, detect falls, monitor vitals and assist with wound care. David, who is testing a robot in his home, thinks it's great! https://t.co/8JhVhjG2OI @IRTgroup https://t.co/z82C2g064l
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Heard of the aged care enrichment podcast? Season 2 begins 26 January, with three guests for this first episode on behalf of Race Against Dementia – Sir Jackie Stewart's charity helping kickstart #dementia research across the globe. https://t.co/6pDK1287hi #strongvoicehelpinghand https://t.co/4Pl4o1zgnL
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Visitor bans during #COVID19 lockdowns impact residents but @CEO_LASA Sean Rooney says balance is important: The priority is managing risk in order to protect our most vulnerable and those who care for them to ensure we meet their needs and keep them safe. https://t.co/iKwj462utP https://t.co/rdk4GczMJa
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