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The aged care sector has been in the limelight these past few weeks. A report from the Human Rights Commission concerning the unfair and low levels of pay for aged care workers has grabbed the headlines, as has the Metlifecare merger deal and Ryman’s record profit. Careerforce and Health Ed Trust have worked through their differences and signed an agreement, which will no doubt be news well-received by the sector. We look at all these and more in an effort to keep you up to date. Don’t forget to check the INsite website for breaking news alerts.
Beyond the news, we focus on design and innovation in this issue of INsite . There is so much happening in this area of aged care.
In this issue, we consider the ‘renovate vs rebuild’ debate. We look at the emerging research and trends in dementia-friendly design. We take a nosey at brand new villages, rest homes, and hospitals. We ask what residents like and dislike about their villas and apartments. We explore the notions of future-proofing and sustainable design. We consider the importance of accessibility and features to aid people with disabilities.
In this issue, we also hear from RVA’s John Collyns and Age Concern’s Ann Martin among others. We talk to the finalists of the INsite/RVA Manager of the Year award; the winner will be announced at the RVA conference in June – see you there!
Our next issue will look at nutrition and diet in aged care. Any submissions or topics will gladly be considered.
Jude Barback, Editor
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