The standards of care in aged care homes are a human rights issue. The only way to ensure higher standards of care is for the government to go back to the drawing board and rewrite the Aged Care Act from scratch. This time, the government needs to work not only with providers, but also staff, residents and their families. We need legislation that ensures the highest possible standards of care in all aged care homes. … [Read more...] about The aged care crisis can be traced back to Howard’s Aged Care Act. We need a new act
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The announcement came on the eve of ABC Four Corners’ special two-part investigation of the failings in aged care. This is the second time within 12 months that a Four Corners report has resulted in a royal commission. Last year, their report on the Don Dale youth detention centre prompted Malcolm Turnbull to announce a royal commission into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory. … [Read more...] about Has government by media replaced consideration of evidence in aged care?
Also appearing on the BBC's Today programme today, Professor Sir Ian Diamond, the UK's national statistician, said the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show there is a 'clear increase in the number of infections, really a major uptick, in the last while' - mainly among younger people. … [Read more...] about Now coronavirus rise spreads to the middle-aged: England is on the brink of losing control of Covid outbreak, warns SAGE adviser – as infections in the over-50s soar by 92 PER CENT
The jab was expected at the end of 2020 but its creators have had to temper expectations after community transmission began to fizzle out in Britain and stall crucial trials needed to seal its approval. It was called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 before Oxford teamed up with AstraZeneca to manufacture it … [Read more...] about ‘No vaccine until SPRING’: Chief scientist Sir Patrick Vallance dashes hopes of life being back to normal by Christmas as he reveals coronavirus jab likely to come ‘next year some time’
Dr Zhen Yan, who led the study, said: “All you hear now is either social distancing or ventilator, as if all we can do is either avoiding exposure or relying on a ventilator to survive if we get infected. … [Read more...] about Exercising for just two minutes a day can boost your learning and memory, study finds