In this edition:

Survey highlights gaps in infection control practice and policy

Forthcoming research will call for new measures to bolster infection control in aged care, including changes to accreditation, a new national database of procedures, and enhanced immunisation of workers and residents (08 April 2015)

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CDC will demand modern IR arrangements, says peak

Aged & Community Services Australia is pushing for industry support to redesign enterprise bargaining agreements in response to the rollout of consumer directed care (08 April 2015)

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Smart choices: aged care goes green

AAA meets three aged care providers that are taking significant steps to minimise their environmental footprint and demonstrating why investing in sustainability has some surprising benefits (08 April 2015) 

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Most elderly in care before their death

The vast majority of older Australians spent their final years in an aged-care home or community care program before their death, a new report shows. Across the age groups, most first used community care (80%), or a mix of community and residential care (46%), while only 10% used permanent residential care in their final years (18 March 2015)

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Australia’s first retirement living census on the way

The Property Council of Australia and leading professional services firm PwC are building on their 2014 partnership to deliver Australia’s first ever Retirement Census in 2015 (23 March 2015)

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