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The Gardens Gazette 3rd Quarter 2017

The Gardens Gazette 3rd Quarter 2017 Click here for more information about The Gardens Gazette 3rd Quarter 2017

The Gardens Gazette 2nd Quarter 2017

The Gardens Gazette 2nd Quarter 2017 Click here for more information about The Gardens Gazette 2nd Quarter 2017

Budget: Funding for aged care workforce measures – By Darragh O’Keeffe on 10 May, 2017

Budget: Funding for aged care workforce measures – By Darragh O’Keeffe on 10 May, 2017 Click here for more information about Budget: Funding for aged care workforce measures – By Darragh O’Keeffe on 10 May, 2017

Aged care Budget Review 2016–17 – Alex Grove and Anna Dunkley on 10 May, 2017

Aged care Budget Review 2016–17 – Alex Grove and Anna Dunkley on 10 May, 2017 Click here for more information about Aged care Budget Review 2016–17 – Alex Grove and Anna Dunkley on 10 May, 2017

‘No surprises’ aged care budget welcomed – LASA Victoria on 10 May, 2017

‘No surprises’ aged care budget welcomed – LASA Victoria on 10 May, 2017 ‘No surprises’ aged care budget welcomed – LASA Victoria on 10 May, 2017

Opportunity for medical students to join the Peer Visitor Program in Kew – AMA Australia

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The Gardens Gazette

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Asset test for aged pension should include family home, Australian Chamber of Commerce By Peter Ryan, ABC

Asset test for aged pension should include family home, Australian Chamber of Commerce By Peter Ryan, ABC Click here for more information about Rads lag against rising value of property prices

Student Volunteer Interview with Laura

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Rads lag against rising value of property prices

Rads lag against rising value of property prices – Inside Ageing, 18 January 2017 Click here for more information about Rads lag against rising value of property prices

The Gardens Gazette – CEO Message

Why does time fly as we get older? Well, once again we have reached the end of another year. Click here for more information about The Gardens Gazette – CEO Message.

Music to the ears of dementia patients

Music to the ears of dementia patients suggests new learning is possible by Bridie Smith, THE AGE It was a stroke that robbed Leonie Fitzgerald of her words. Click here for more information about music to the ears of dementia patients.

New requirements for our future aged care workforce

Australia’s aged care workforce needs to be renewed if it is to meet the challenges of increased demand, consumer choice, a rapidly changing marketplace and the integration of new technologies, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) told the Future Aged Care Workforce Senate Inquiry in Canberra today. LASA CEO Sean Rooney told the Senate Inquiry that…

Compulsory reporting resources for residential care providers

To help protect aged care residents, the Aged Care Act 1997 has compulsory reporting provisions. This means that approved providers and their services must report suspicions or allegations of assaults to local police and the Australian Department of Health (the department). Click here for more information about 12 months on from Nation’s New Aged Care…

The Gardens Gazette

Spring is just around the corner! We are all looking forward to the longer days and a bit of sunshine to warm our bones and lift our spirit. Click here for more information about The Gardens Gazette – Kew Gardens

Aged Care Roadmap

Aged Care Roadmap: a guide to the future of aged care? Click here for more information about Aged Care Roadmap.

Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease Click here for more information about Alzheimer’s Disease.

LASA Victoria

Reappointment of Aged Care Ministers offers continuity but greater cooperation with providers is needed Click here for more information about LASA Victoria.

A Practical Guide to Food Safety

The Australian Aged Care Group has food safety programmes in place that meet all guidelines and government legislation. This ensures that food prepared and cooked for our residents is of high standard. Click here for more information about A Practical Guide to Food Safety – Kew Gardens

My Aged Care improvements

My Aged Care improvements – LASA Victoria (Thursday 23 June, 2016) Click here for more information about My Aged Care improvements

Votes at risk over aged care funding cuts

Votes at risk over aged care funding cuts: providers – Australian Ageing Agenda By Darragh O’Keeffe on June 17, 2016 Click here for more information about Votes at risk over aged care funding cuts: providers – Australian Ageing Agenda

Doctors Meeting Group sessions

Doctors Meeting Group sessions now off and running at Kew Gardens. Click here for more information about Doctors Meeting Group – KG News

The Gardens Gazette

Finally, winter is upon us. After a pleasant and record-breaking warm autumn, the cold weather has well and truly arrived and with it the usual bugs and viruses. Click here for more information about The Gardens Gazette – CEO Message

Leading Age Services

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) spokesperson Beth Cameron is demanding Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reverse $3.1 billion of funding cuts his government has stripped from aged care. Click here for more information about Reverse $3 billion funding cuts – fund the care seniors need and deserve

Aged-care change is ‘a Band-Aid over a broken system’, says Council on the Ageing

Aged-care change is ‘a Band-Aid over a broken system’, says Council on the Ageing Funding model change saves $1.2bn but council is disappointed there are no greater incentives to reward good aged-care providers. Click here for more information about Aged-care change is ‘a Band-Aid over a broken system’.

Aged-care funding nursing homes cut federal budget

Aged care funding for nursing homes cut by $1.2bn in federal budget Treasurer announces cut due to higher than expected growth in expenditure, while Medicare benefits will remain frozen for a further two years Click here for more information about Aged-care funding nursing homes cut federal budget.

Margaret Mary Davey Newspaper Tribute

The Age and The Herald Sun Click here for more information about Margaret’s family would like to thank Jane…

Quality Matters: Move it or lose it!

Quality Matters: Move it or lose it! – Marjorie Armstrong Recently while on holiday day in Sicily, my husband and I were sitting on the balcony of our rental apartment, admiring the view of the sea and a small bay Quality Pages

Kew Gardens Newsletter 1st Quarter

The Gardens Gazette How time flies when you’re having fun! Click here for more information about Kew Gardens Newsletter 1st Quarter 2016.

Student Volunteer Interview with Samantha Bayle

What has been the most enjoyable part of volunteering here at Kew Gardens? Please click here to Read more

How to have a conversation about aged care

How to have a conversation about aged care – Sydney Morning Herald (20 January 2016) Click here to read more

Three Generations of Care

The Australian Aged Care Group Pty Ltd (AACG) has been born from three generations of experience of the Matthies family who have been involved in aged care since the 1960s. Read more

Kew Gardens Newsletter December 2015

Merry Christmas from everyone here at Kew Gardens! Click here to read our Newsletter for December

DPS News – Research Project to Assist Seniors with Dual Sensory Loss

Research project to assist seniors with dual sensory loss Age related dual sensory loss or deafblindness is an isolating disability for our growing ageing population. Click here for more information about Research Project to Assist Seniors with Dual Sensory Loss

DPS News – New PM Should Appoint Minister for Ageing

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, should appoint a Minister for Ageing, says Adjunct Professor John G. Kelly, chief executive officer of Aged & Community Services Australia. Click here for more information about New PM Should Appoint Minister for Ageing.

12 months on from Nation’s New Aged Care Fee System

Do your sums when looking at aged care options MIXING emotions with financial factors is one of the biggest potential traps facing the families of the tens of thousands of Australians who are moving into aged care each year. Click here for more information about 12 months on from Nation’s New Aged Care Fee System.

Aged Care Reform

Our aged care system touches the lives of millions of Australians. More than one million people receive aged care services, with over half a million people receiving support at home. Click here for more information about Aged Care Reform.

September is Dementia Awareness Month

DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH 2015 Find your way around: information and resources for Dementia Awareness Month Click here for more information about DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH 2015.

AFL Legend Mathew Richardson to visit Kew Gardens

TIME: 11am — 12pm DATE: Thursday, 1 October VENUE: Fountain Lounge, First Floor After 282 Games and 800 Goals with the Richmond Football Club, Richo retired from the game in 2009. Click here for more information about AFL Legend Matthew Richardson

Catering Update – Daily Buffet Breakfast Now Available

Kew Gardens is now presenting an à la carte Buffet Breakfast menu, which is available every day in the dining room. The buffet offers a sumptuous selection of both hot and cold items. Click here for more information about New Buffet Breakfast – KG News

Lifestyle Report Parliament house visit

Residents at Kew Gardens had a very exciting trip on 20th August 2015 travelling into Melbourne’s business district to historic Parliament House. They arose especially early, eager to attend the question time session being held that day. Click here for more information about Parliament House Visit – Lifestyle Report

Peak of Victoria’s Flu Season to come in September – THE AGE VICTORIA (27 August 2015)

Peak of Victoria’s flu season to come in September If you’re suffering with the flu, or taking care of a child who has it, you’re not alone. Click here for more information about flu season to come in September.

Kew Gardens Winter Newsletter

Lifestyle Report – Parliament house visit Residents at Kew Gardens had a very exciting trip on 20th August 2015 travelling into Melbourne’s business district to historic Parliament House. Please click here to read more about LIFESTYLE REPORT – Parliament House Visit

The Gardens Gazette

CEO Message Dear residents, relatives and friends, You may have noticed some of the recent changes made to our catering service at Kew Gardens. Click here for more information about Kew Gardens RR Newsletter Winter 2015 FINAL Low Res.

Laughter therapy

Laughter therapy could lead to reduced medication levels in aged care facilities – The Canberra Times (July 22, 2015) Canberra aged care workers are training to harness the power of smiles and laughter for health benefits. Click here for more information.

LIFESTYLE REPORT

Day at ‘The G’ on Saturday 4th July Richmond vs GWS Kew Gardens Residents had a special outing on Saturday, 4th July to watch Richmond versus GWS Giants at ‘The G’. Please click here to read more about LIFESTYLE REPORT – The G

Kew Gardens Carvery

An exciting addition to the culinary offerings at Kew Garden is the new carvery station. The mouth-watering meats will be available on a weekly basis, serving prime cuts of meat sliced to order. Please click here to read more about Kew Gardens Carvery

Quality Matters

How best to communicate with residents who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Behaviours vary significantly from person-to-person. Please click here to read more about Quality Matters article

Kew Gardens Al fresco Café — New Menu

Kew Gardens Aged Care is excited to introduce our updated Al fresco Café Menu. The refreshed menu, featuring new, delectable additions, is available from 25 May 2015. Please click here to find out more about our new menu

Budget: Changes to accreditation, restorative care, healthy ageing grants

The Federal Budget contained several changes to aged care policies and programs, from the opening up of the accreditation process to private operators to changes to the healthy ageing grants. Please click here to find out more about Budget: Changes to accreditation, restorative care, healthy ageing grants

Kew Gardens Student Volunteer Interview

What has been the most enjoyable part of volunteering? The most enjoyable part of volunteering, for me, was interacting with the residents. From my experience volunteering at Kew Gardens Aged Care. Please click here to find out more about Kew Gardens Student Interview

Geelong College Visit

On Thursday 26 February, we had the pleasure of being the guests of prestigious secondary school, The Geelong College, for a tour of its campus, including a special lunch in the dining hall. Founded in 1861, The Geelong College is a Uniting Church coeducational day and boarding school with approximately 1,300 students aged from three…

Lifestyle News

Footy Fever Kicks Off at Kew Gardens! Kew Gardens Aged Care has been very fortunate in our long-standing association with the Richmond Football Club. Please click here to find out more about Richmond Footy Club

Quality Matters — Helpful Tips

Look after yourself as Winter approaches . . . We are constantly striving for the continuous improvement of health and hygiene standards at the Australian Aged Care Group Pty Ltd (AACG). Please click here to find out more about Quality Matters – Flu Reminder

Easter Celebration at Kew Gardens

The lead up to Easter is always a very special time at Kew Gardens with many egg-clectic craft activities organised for our residents by the Lifestyle Team! Please click here to find out more about Easter Celebration – Kew Gardens

Lifestyle Update – Kew Gardens

‘Music’ is therapy for the soul… The Kew Gardens Lifestyle team is dedicated to providing our cherished residents with a highly stimulating and robust Lifestyle programme. We are, therefore, very pleased to introduce the latest addition to our entertainment line up — a session entitled, “Life and Music of Great Composers.” Please click here to…

Kew Gardens Quality

We at Australian Aged Care Group Pty Ltd pride ourselves on not only providing quality of care, but also on offering a positive approach in assisting residents to maintain a quality of life. There is a subtle difference between quality of life and quality of care even though they often intermingle making it hard to…

Flu Vaccination

As we approach the Winter months, Kew Gardens Aged Care will be planning the provision of pneumococcal and/or flu vaccines to our residents and staff. However, we have been recently advised by our Doctors at Kew Gardens that there is an unusual strain of influenza present in the USA. As a consequence, the vaccines to…

Government House

We had the pleasure of having a private viewing of government house last week which proved to be a most wonderful tour. Residents felt honoured to be in the inner sanctum and were in awe of the magnificent ballroom and original fixtures and fittings. We were given a history of government house and viewed the…

Sky High Restaurant — Mt Dandenong

I had the pleasure of taking 12 residents to a ‘Christmas in July’ luncheon at the Sky High Restaurant, Mt. Dandenong. Although this was set in winter, we were blessed on leaving Kew Gardens with beautiful sunshine, although we all still donned our coats and scarves. Our journey from Kew Gardens to the Dandenongs was…

Golden oldies pay $1m bonds for aged care at lavish centres

Older Australians are handing over million-dollar bonds to spend their final years at some of the nation’s most lavish aged care centres. Read full article

Lola Cochaud celebrates turning 100

Lola Cochaud celebrates turning 100 years ‘young’ at Kew Gardens Aged Care Australia Day weekend was an extra special one for Kew Gardens Aged Care this year with beloved resident, Lola Cochaud, celebrating her 100th birthday. Mrs Cochaud began celebrations by going out with family on her official birth date, 27th January, but festivities continued…