aged care

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It's easy to get excited about the potential for robots to help care for the sick, injured and elderly, but we need the right regulations in place to deal with issues as they emerge.

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Amid concerns about their quality of care, aged care providers are getting bigger or getting out.
 

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The acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas and UNSW academic and filmmaker Mary Zournazi are crafting a play that digs deeply into key challenges accompanying our ageing population. 

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The deepening complexities of aged care, including changing morbidities and funding for long term care insurance and investment, will be investigated at an international conference at UNSW Sydney this week.

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UNSW Conjoint Professor Chris Poulos and Associate Professor Roslyn Poulos are championing a program where health professionals, including GPs, write prescriptions for their patients to participate in the arts.

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Three CEPAR researchers have been awarded A$50,000 to conduct an online survey looking at Chinese preferences for long-term aged care and how it will be paid.  

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Immunisation plays an important role in keeping Australians healthy in old age, writes Raina MacIntyre.

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New funding arrangments for community-care presume that older people know what help they need to live in their own home for as long as possible, writes Lee-Fay Low. 

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The HammondCare Chair of Positive Ageing is to be appointed at UNSW to oversee a pioneering scheme to create a "one-stop shop" for aged care.