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Why are we waiting in queue for home care?

Immediate action is needed to reduce the waiting times for Australians approved for home care packages, according to Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Acting CEO Dr Linc Thurecht. “Australians who have been assessed as needing aged care services should not be left waiting in a queue,” he said. “We …

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Pharmacists keen to solve age-old issue

Avoidable medication errors are causing the hospitalisation of more than 100 aged care residents every day in Australia, according to the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. PSA President Associate Professor Chris Freeman says expanding the role of pharmacists in the provision of healthcare for vulnerable older Australians would offer protection from …

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Care-home meds concern

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has welcomed the announcement of a royal commission into aged-care quality and safety. The organisation says it is especially concerned about medication in care homes following the exposure of cases of neglect, elder abuse and other concerns. “Inappropriate use of medication in aged care has …

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