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Why training and development must be a priority for our aged care workforce

| 12 Dec 2013

The number of people aged between 65 and 84 years is expected to more than double by the year 2050 and eventually, over 3.5 million older Australians will come to rely on aged care services. A larger, well-trained and well-qualified aged care workforce will be needed to cope with the demands of the ageing population so now, more than ever, aged care organisations are encouraged to make their employees’ skills and career development a priority.

In this post, we explore how a greater focus on staff training and development is essential for improving recruitment and retention, as well as ensuring that people receive the best care and support.

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What will aged care look like under the Coalition Government?

| 05 Dec 2013

Senior executives from Melbourne’s aged care community have turned up in full force for Deloitte and iCareHealth’s first-ever aged care roundtable lunch, to discuss the implications of the 10-year plan for aged care reform ‘Living Longer Living Better’, under the Coalition Government. In this post, we review some of the key issues and concerns that were raised throughout the informative discussion.

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Why collaboration in aged care is essential for future success

| 02 Dec 2013

Throughout the month of October, our team travelled to all states in Australia to host the iCareHealth User Groups. The uptake was overwhelming, with more than 200 clients gathering to collaborate at this year’s user groups.

We believe there is a great opportunity for the aged care sector, industry and government to collaborate in order achieve a deeper understanding of the sector’s needs, articulate those requirements, and importantly, prepare to adapt to the changes that will redefine the aged care landscape.

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ACSA 2013: Working together to care for an ‘experienced’ community

| 28 Nov 2013

Speaking at the Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) National Conference in Melbourne earlier this month, former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett delivered a convincing argument on how the industry must unite in preparing to support a growing “experienced” population. Here, we report on some of the key insights that were covered on this topic.

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Are we ready to support our growing ageing population?

| 11 Oct 2013

According to the latest study, the world is ageing so fast that many countries are not prepared for the significant impact of the demographic changes.

While there is no single solution that can solve all the challenges that we’re facing as a country, we expect advances in technology to be the key enabler in helping to identify and meet the needs of a population that is ageing faster than ever before.

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ARV becomes the largest aged care provider to implement a clinical, care and medication management system

| 23 Sep 2013

Anglican Retirement Villages (ARV) stands as the largest aged care provider to have successfully implemented an electronic clinical, care and medication management system. Thousands of personnel from within ARV including registered nurses, carers, doctors and external health professionals are using iCareHealth’s Clinical, Care and Medication Management software on a day-to-day basis, while enjoying the gain in efficiencies that come with an integrated, electronic system. Here is their success story.

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How our national eHealth system will benefit the aged care sector – Part 2

| 29 Aug 2013

iCareHealth, along with the National eHealth Transition Authority have supported three leading aged care organisations through the process of implementing software that will allow their facilities to link and use Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records.

Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare are some of the first in the aged care sector to start interacting with our national eHealth system. In our ongoing series, we will be sharing insights from their journeys, in order to help you to make the case for eHealth in your own organisation. In the second part of the interview series, Lynden Aged Care  and mecwacare respond to the question, in what ways will the eHealth system benefit your organisation?

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How our national eHealth system will benefit the aged care sector – Part 1

| 29 Aug 2013

iCareHealth, along with the National eHealth Transition Authority have supported three leading aged care organisations through the process of implementing software that will allow their facilities to link and use Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR).

Donwood Community Aged Care, Lynden Aged Care and mecwacare are now some of the first organisations from the aged care sector to start interacting with our national eHealth system. In our ongoing series, we will be sharing key insights from their journeys, in order to help you to make the case for eHealth in your own organisation. In the first part of this interview series, Donwood Community Aged Care answers the question, in what ways will the eHealth system benefit your organisation?

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