The new black in retirement living
BY: Keryn Curtis, Australian Ageing Agenda
Once the prime domain of property developers refusing to counter mentions of ‘care’, let alone consider providing it, the retirement living industry in Australia is undergoing something of a revolution.
The ‘service integrated housing’ concept – where purpose designed housing for older people comes with flexible but optional support and care services – has grown rapidly in the last five years. Commercial and not for profit providers alike are embracing the model, challenging assumptions about design and location and navigating new paths through the urban planning regulatory maze.
Janice Chia, founder and CEO of Singapore headquartered business, research and training consultancy, Ageing Asia Pty Ltd, has been a key investigator and proponent of the concept worldwide for several years…..
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Healthcare most dangerous place for workplace injuries
Healthcare is the most dangerous industry for injuries and illnesses, with 653,000 nurses, aides, orderlies and others injured or falling ill every year, according to a new Public Citizen Report*.
Forty-five percent of all workplace violence incidents in the USA that result in lost workdays occur in the health care sector. Among attendants, orderlies, and nursing aides in 2011, the incidence rate of injuries requiring days off work was 486 cases per 10,000 employees, over four times higher than the national average for all workers
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* Public Citizen is a USA non-profit organization with more than 300,000 members and supporters.
QLD HEALTH Proposed Staff Changes
Courier Mail, 22/7/2013
NURSES are threatening to close beds if a planned restructure affecting Brisbane north side hospitals impacts on patient safety.
The Metro North Hospital and Health Service announced plans last week to replace about 140 experienced bedside nurses with lower-paid graduates on temporary contracts.
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