The Senior News

Strike up the band

FORGET the bureaucracy, it’s seniors who take centre stage in the ACT this month when Seniors Week 2015 puts older citizens in the spotlight.

Employers let down by training

FEWER than half of all graduates from Certificate III Aged Care courses in South Australia interviewed by industry employers had the skills required to do the job.

Support Red Cross Calling

AS Australia prepares to commemorate the landing of the first Anzac troops in Gallipoli 100 years ago, the Red Cross is asking that the community remember the work of the humanitarian organisation (founded at the beginning of the First World War) by supporting Red Cross Calling.

Abuse victims may be able to sue decades later

SURVIVORS of child sexual abuse could sue perpetrators and institutions for damages decades after the crime occurred under changes being considered by NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard.

Teams must give equal support

AGED care providers have raised concerns that rural and regional aged care residents might miss out under the federal government’s new Severe Behaviour Response Teams program.

Recycling helps cancer patients

BEREAVED families in Perth can now opt to allow metal implants (such as hip joints) in their deceased relative to be recycled with money raised going to help cancer patients from country areas.

GPs working harder as population ages

THE ageing population is a factor in ensuring GPs are working harder than they were a decade ago, new research from the University of Sydney has shown.

Venom bank to milk the lethal powers of some of Australia's most dangerous animals

Venom samples from some of Australia's most dangerous wildlife will be collected and stored at the country's first publicly available venom bank, to be housed at Melbourne Museum.

Deadly salmonella strikes Canberra aged care centre

A salmonella outbreak that killed two elderly people in NSW has now hit a Belconnen aged care centre, with the main provider, the Illawarra Retirement Trust (IRT), confirming two more cases in Canberra.

Hepatitis A: Blood donors who have eaten recalled berries told to contact Red Cross

More than 110 blood donors have contacted the Red Cross in the past 24 hours to report their consumption of Patties frozen berries, as hepatitis A outbreak fears mount.

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