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2015 HESTA Aged Care Award winners Jan Horsnell from Southern Cross Care Vic (L), Paul Brophy from Brotherhood of St Laurence’s, and Kristen Grainger from Catholic Healthcare (R).HESTA Awards recognise excellence in aged care

A Victorian aged care organisation innovating to empower its predominantly female workforce, a Newcastle hostel providing aged care services to those with mental illness, and a Melbourne hostel manager staging musical events for thousands of older Australians, have received top honours at the 2015 HESTA Aged Care Awards. Read more

Support to improve transition into aged care

Latest The journey into aged care is often a challenging and emotional time. Not only for the person going into care, but also for family members, who have sometimes cared for their loved one for a long time. Read more

Aged Care
Retirement
Let's talk about sex over 60: condoms, casual partners and the ageing body

Let's talk about sex over 60: condoms, casual partners and the ageing body

Over the past few years we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older. Rates of gonorrhoea more than doubled in this age group between 2007 and 2011. Rates of chlamydia also rose significantly during this time, mirroring similar trends internationally.

Health
Lifestyle
Tackling the ‘burning issues’ in aged care

Tackling the ‘burning issues’ in aged care

Just last month, a fire engulfed an aged care facility in northern Mexico, killing at least 16 elderly residents in a pre-dawn inferno. It is just one example of the safety threat care homes are experiencing – and Australia is no stranger to the danger.

Boosting mature age workforce participation

Boosting mature age workforce participation

A partnership to boost mature age participation in the workforce has been made between one of Australia’s largest community based seniors' lifestyle and care providers, IRT Foundation, and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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