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Victoria’s chief health minister Brett Sutton signed off on the decision to stand down all staff at the Melbourne aged care home where 50 residents eventually died from COVID-19, ignoring advice from doctors that to do so would be “high risk” Read More

93-year-old grandmother’s sweet message to her family becomes internet sensation

Is the sweetest video of all time? The video has been watched nearly 10 million times, with viewers from all over the world commenting. Read More
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What help is a certificate, grad diploma or master’s in gerontology for aged care?

Why do we study a topic? We all have our own talents, we all have inside us a wish to do great work, make a difference using our talents whatever they are, be useful, have a meaningful life, help others and again, just be useful. But the sector needs funders to support our aged care staff to undertake these courses, says Dr Caroline Lee. Read More

This solution is helping older Australians enjoy a longer and healthier life

Worried your loved one is not eating properly? Sadly, malnutrition is a problem that impacts many older Australians, as was evidenced in the results of the Royal Commission into aged care. Often people may lose weight unintentionally as they get older, however, this is not a healthy part of ageing. Read More

Why demand for clean air in aged care facilities has skyrocketed

Indoor air quality in nursing homes is not currently regulated by aged care legislation, which is highly concerning given the fact that the concentration of indoor air pollutants in homes often exceeds international standards for safety and acceptability. Read More


Wisdom Wednesday is about celebrating the experience and wisdom of our elders across the globe through storytelling. It's through these stories that we attempt to elevate their often unspoken worth and value of age unwittingly lost to peers and future generations. Do you have an elders story to share or are you an elder yourself that would like to be interviewed? Help us celebrate the lives of our elders through Wisdom Wednesday, a weekly segment posted – ironically – every Wednesday. Our older generation are by definition the most experienced members of our community, but as they age and transition into more passive, physically constrained roles in society, their importance often dwindles, particularly so as they enter long-term care.

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