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Only 2 Weeks Until AHP Runs for Charlie

Only 2 Weeks Until AHP Runs for Charlie

After months of preparation, there’s only 2 weeks to go until marathon day! Get behind AHP as 21 members of our team run the Gold Coast Marathon for Charlie. On Friday the 14th of June, the team got a nice surprise as little Charlie paid the AHP office a visit....

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AHP Annual Illawarra Bowls Tournament 2019

AHP Annual Illawarra Bowls Tournament 2019

On the 12th of April 2019, Australian Health Professionals hosted their second Annual Illawarra Bowls Tournament at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club. This annual event is a key initiative of AHP, as we aim to further strengthen our ties with our aged care...

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AHP Runs for Charlie

AHP Runs for Charlie

On the 7th of July 2019, 21 members of the Australian Health Professionals team will be pounding the pavement and running the Gold Coast Marathon for Charlie. Charlie is a lovable boy who has been suffering from a rare disorder that has severely affected his growth...

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Therapy Dog Awareness Month

Therapy Dog Awareness Month

September is Therapy Dog Awareness Month, this years theme is “Let’s Paws the Pressure this September”. The Paws the Pressure is a program that is offering organisations and workplaces the opportunity to have a visit from the delta therapy dogs.

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Parliament clear aged care reform bill

Parliament clear aged care reform bill

On Monday evening members of Parliament passed the Aged Care Reform Bill 2018, this legislation establishes new quality standards applying to all 2,700 aged care providers and 366,000 staff in Australia,

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Tai Chi and Yoga Improving Quality Of Life In Aged Care

Tai Chi and Yoga Improving Quality Of Life In Aged Care

According to Auckland University of Technology research, the quality of life of aged care residents is enhanced through implementing modified tai chi and yoga programs. The research, conducted in a 108-bed aged care facility in Newcastle, NSW,

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AHP Running For Charbel

AHP Running For Charbel

Meet Charbel! Charbel suffers from Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS is a a rare neurological disorder which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks part of its peripheral nervous system—the network of nerves located outside of the brain

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Tackling Chronic Pain

Tackling Chronic Pain

Chronic pain continues to be a major issue for our elderly population. While new research is providing better insight into the physiology of pain and its treatment, pain remains a very personal and often misunderstood experience. According to Pain Australia, up to 80%…

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Job Seekers…We hear you!

Job Seekers…We hear you!

Ask any group of current job seekers about their experiences and you’re likely to hear some tales of disappointment. Even highly skilled professionals are reporting that their search for a new role has been punctuated with road blocks and stumbles.

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It’s Getting Serious.. Let’s Talk About Infection Control

It’s Getting Serious.. Let’s Talk About Infection Control

It was only seventy years ago that we started winning the fight against infections. Antibiotics have played a pivotal role in human health and the control of infectious disease but this has come at a cost. Many organisms are becoming increasingly resistant to standard

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Who’s Watching The Watchdog?

Who’s Watching The Watchdog?

The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has announced an independent review to find out why aged care quality regulators failed to identify the extent of mistreatment of residents at the South Australian Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service.

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We need to talk…

We need to talk…

Australians are typically reluctant to discuss dying. it’s almost a cultural taboo. As a community, we struggle to talk about death. We prefer euphemisms such as “passed on” and “resting in peace” over direct speech and we tend to focus more on hopes for the next medical breakthrough than on the limits of health care when death is near.

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Speech Pathologists aren’t hard to swallow

Speech Pathologists aren’t hard to swallow

Still looking for ways to provide the best possible care to your residents and stand out from the crowd? Ever thought of engaging a speech pathologist’s expertise for something other than a reactive response to dysphagia? Truth is, that seems to be about the only time

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Of course we have a Physio onsite!

Of course we have a Physio onsite!

You’ve probably already noticed that prospective clients are better informed and more discerning than ever before. The plethora of information that’s now available to aged care consumers means there’s much more to securing that next admission than simply having an

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There’s Nothing More Expensive Than A Missed Opportunity

There’s Nothing More Expensive Than A Missed Opportunity

It’s easy to believe the sky is falling! With ACFI’s shifting goal posts, legislative uncertainty and budgetary Armageddon, it’s no wonder the aged care sector is feeling nervous. Perhaps it’s time for some perspective? The prospect of change is ever-present: always

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Only 2 Weeks Until AHP Runs for Charlie

Only 2 Weeks Until AHP Runs for Charlie

After months of preparation, there’s only 2 weeks to go until marathon day! Get behind AHP as 21 members of our team run the Gold Coast Marathon for Charlie. On Friday the 14th of June, the team got a nice surprise as little Charlie paid the AHP office a visit....

read more
AHP Annual Illawarra Bowls Tournament 2019

AHP Annual Illawarra Bowls Tournament 2019

On the 12th of April 2019, Australian Health Professionals hosted their second Annual Illawarra Bowls Tournament at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club. This annual event is a key initiative of AHP, as we aim to further strengthen our ties with our aged care...

read more
AHP Runs for Charlie

AHP Runs for Charlie

On the 7th of July 2019, 21 members of the Australian Health Professionals team will be pounding the pavement and running the Gold Coast Marathon for Charlie. Charlie is a lovable boy who has been suffering from a rare disorder that has severely affected his growth...

read more
Tai Chi and Yoga Improving Quality Of Life In Aged Care

Tai Chi and Yoga Improving Quality Of Life In Aged Care

According to Auckland University of Technology research, the quality of life of aged care residents is enhanced through implementing modified tai chi and yoga programs. The research, conducted in a 108-bed aged care facility in Newcastle, NSW,

read more
AHP Running For Charbel

AHP Running For Charbel

Meet Charbel! Charbel suffers from Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS is a a rare neurological disorder which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks part of its peripheral nervous system—the network of nerves located outside of the brain

read more
Tackling Chronic Pain

Tackling Chronic Pain

Chronic pain continues to be a major issue for our elderly population. While new research is providing better insight into the physiology of pain and its treatment, pain remains a very personal and often misunderstood experience. According to Pain Australia, up to 80%…

read more
Speech Pathologists aren’t hard to swallow

Speech Pathologists aren’t hard to swallow

Still looking for ways to provide the best possible care to your residents and stand out from the crowd? Ever thought of engaging a speech pathologist’s expertise for something other than a reactive response to dysphagia? Truth is, that seems to be about the only time

read more
Of course we have a Physio onsite!

Of course we have a Physio onsite!

You’ve probably already noticed that prospective clients are better informed and more discerning than ever before. The plethora of information that’s now available to aged care consumers means there’s much more to securing that next admission than simply having an

read more

Changes are coming to ACFI

With the recently announced changes to ACFI set to take effect from July, many providers and RACFs are asking themselves what this means for them.

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Speech pathology 101

RACFs must provide many services to their residents, ranging from physiotherapy to dietetics. Speech pathology is amongst the most important.

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