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A couple of online offerings recently launched in
the aged care space.
1stAvailable, with about 1200 practitioner members and
counting, aims to give all Australians access to locate and book
healthcare services regardless of who they are and where they live, 24/7. The site allows
you to search for health professionals by service and treatment type, your location and preferred
time and can be refined by language, gender and distance criteria. 1stAvailable can be used via
the website or smart device app.
A bimonthly online magazine from US aged services peak body LeadingAge. It is dedicated to
expanding the world of possibilities for ageing and features reader-inspired content directed
specifically at the readership's interests and needs. Each issue has a different theme. It is
possible to subscribe, print individual articles as well as complete editions, and access past
issues of the magazine.
"PEOPLE WHO expected 23 million to register for a PCEHR
on day one have no idea of technology," Jane Halton,
Department of Health and Ageing secretary, tells delegates
at Health-E-Nation Leadership Summit in Melbourne in
March in response to concern the slow uptake of the
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record system
(PCEHR), which was launched July 1, 2012.
Rod Hunt @rodhunt
#Agedcare needs the best possible NBN
- Broadband is an #agedcare issue
Palms Aged Care @PalmsAgedCare
Never believe that a few caring people
can't change the world. For, indeed,
that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead
Maree McCabe @MareeMcCabe
#RACV thankyou for launching
#dementia driving and mobility guide
today. A great resource and much
needed. #agedcare #carers
Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer @Siobhan_ODwyer
Violent behaviours in people with
dementia? Self-defence training for
#agedcare staff is NOT the answer!!!
@ashleighak92 Oh okay! Yeah I hated
my aged care placement. It was like "this
is how you shower someone... now do it
for 4 weeks for free".
Pick of the
A couple of clever
apps that have
been brought to our
attention. Drop us a
line if there's one you
think is worth sharing.
APP NAME: RESULTS AND
This app from the Aged Care
Standards and Accreditation
Agency is a mobile version of
the printed and online guide
and outlines information
needed to assess an aged
care facility's performance
against the standards. The
app is easy to navigate and contains the
introduction, full wording of for each of the
standards, expected outcomes for each of the
44 standards, and phone and email contacts
for Aged Care Accreditation Agency offices.
APP NAME: SIMPLY BEING
Feeling stressed? Relax your
mind, body and soul with this
meditation aid, which allows
you to choose a voice-
guided meditation of five, 10,
15 or 20 minutes duration. It
offers the option of listening
with or without music or
nature sounds. You can also
skip the voice and listen to the music or
nature sounds alone.
Five Facebook pages we have liked, and found that have filled our
news feed with facts, figures, philosophy and fun.
CENTRE FOR CULTURAL
DIVERSITY IN AGEING
The Victorian-based organisation primarily
supports the aged care sector to address
the needs of elderly people from culturally
and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
It also offers to support culturally and
linguistically diverse communities to
better understand the aged care services
available in Australia.
This not-for-profit with offices across
Australia aims to empower job seekers to
find meaningful work, and help employers
to find the right staff. Each year staff assist
over 10,000 people into jobs and services
are cost-free to eligible jobseekers and
employers. Its Facebook page is updated
regularly with news, information and advice.
With an aim to fuel the public
understanding of science and to celebrate
it as a vital part of our culture ScienceAlert
is dedicated to sharing reputable science
news, information and entertainment from
Australasian universities with the world. It
also posts feature and opinion articles.
CREATE THE GOOD
The people at Create The Good believe
small actions yield big results and offer
ways for people to connect with their
community to help with whatever time
they have available. The Facebook page
features regular posts of inspirational
quotes, and suggests ways to create good
and make a difference in the lives of others.
This page complements the online news
and magazine of the same name. It's
put together by a group of women who
talk news, share opinions and have a
laugh about the things that matter most
for a community of wise, warm, witty and
wonderful women. The page includes
information, giveaways, comments from
writers and links to stories.
Around the health and
ageing online community.
By Natasha Egan
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