Aged Care Insite eNewsletter

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Provider calls for action on loneliness after report reveals increase … Half of Australians aged 65 and over have experienced feelings of loneliness, new research has revealed. About 1.7 million participants of the study said they have felt lonely, up by almost 300,000 since the survey was last conducted in 2015. The Social Isolation and Loneliness Report was conducted by Galaxy Research on behalf of aged-care provider The Whiddon Group, which … More.

Dementia advocate is changing lives … South Australia’s nominee for Australian of the Year is living proof that people with dementia can still achieve great things. Diagnosed with the debilitating condition in 2008 at the age of 50, Kate Swaffer has gone on to complete three university degrees and is working on her PhD. She has also worked tirelessly as an advocate and activist and has … More.

Dodgy knees and sight woes among most common ailments … Childbirth and joint replacements were among the most common procedures claimed by privately insured patients last financial year, according to a new Medibank report. The five most common same-day hospital services claimed by Medibank customers were colonoscopies, chemotherapy, dialysis, rehab and cataract procedures. Medibank’s latest Health Cost and Utilisation Report, for the 2016 financial year, shows substantial increases in overall … More.

SOURCE: Aged Care Insite eNewsletter – website viewed 25 January 2017

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