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Serious games to increase dementia care

Video games are proving to be useful not just for entertainment value but also as a way for aged-care workers to get a virtual look at the physical reality of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria CEO Maree McCabe says serious gaming for dementia care is the first of its kind in Australia and is helping carers improve their quality of care.

If you require care for someone with Alzheimer’s, contact Guardian Network today.


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‘No time for delay’ on technologies

Australia’s fledgling National Disability Insurance Scheme and the unfolding reforms to aged care that feature consumer directed care at home will prompt the rapid roll out of assistive technologies.

Reade more here http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2013/10/17/no-time-for-delay-on-technologies/

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Fears for “exceptional” care home

As Durham County Council prepares to debate the future of five of its remaining care homes, STUART ARNOLD talks to the daughter of one elderly resident who has a very personal plea.

Read more here http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/southdurham/barnardcastle/10719633.Fears_for__exceptional__care_home/

For more information into care at home, contact Guardian Network today.

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Costly state of crisis

TASMANIA’S hospitals, education system and aged care services are too expensive, and painful decisions are needed to keep the state’s essential services viable, one of the nation’s leading economists says.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch economist Saul Eslake said Tasmania’s hospital and education services cost more per head than their interstate counterparts and their performances and outcomes were worse.

Read more here – http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/costly-state-of-crisis/story-fnjj6010-1226727922836

If you’re interested in cost effective care at home services in Tasmania – contact Guardian Network today.


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Call to address shortage of Aboriginal foster carers

A Narromine community organisation is calling out to members of the Aboriginal community to open their hearts and become foster carers.

Ngurambang Out-of-Home-Care (OOHC) service which recently launched in Dubbo, Wellington and Narromine needs more Aboriginal foster carers to support the local Aboriginal children in out-of-home care.

About one-third of children in care across Australia are Aboriginal but there are not enough Aboriginal carers to support them and their cultural identity.


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