Stockland and Opal Aged Care link retirement living and high care | afr.com

Opal managing director Gary Barnier said the two groups shared a philosophy about "a continuum of care" that would give older residents the option to move into higher care "without having to relocate away from their village, community, family and friends". The partnership could work in several ways. Residents in the village could recuperate in the aged-care

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Homeless Older Women Issue Escalates

http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2015/05/29/call-for-affordable-housing-as-homeless-older-women-issue-escalates/ A national women’s alliance says the Federal Government should keep negative gearing but amend the controversial tax arrangement so that it stimulates supply of age-friendly new builds to support the growing number of homeless older women.

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Norman Doidge: the man teaching us to change our minds | Science | The Guardian

Do you believe you can think yourself well, changing the very structure of your brain over time through rigorous training? Norman Doidge does… Extract: A man walks off his Parkinson’s symptoms Norman Doidge on neuroplasticity: 'How can so-called ethereal thought change so-called material strtucture? The subject is filled with wonder.' Photograph: Jaime Hodge When you

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What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation – HBR

At some point in their careers, most leaders have either consciously — or, more likely, unwittingly — based (or justified) their approach to motivation on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow’s idea that people are motivated by satisfying lower-level needs such as food, water, shelter, and security, before they can move on to being motivated by higher-level

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Last-minute review offers hope for seniors on Federal Government in-home care packages – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Posted May 22, 2015 18:31:18 Photo: Stroke victim Margot Harker is relieved her case will be reviewed. (ABC) Related Story: Changes to seniors' at-home care packages to see thousands worse offRelated Story: Concerns growing over dramatic changes in home care for seniors Map: Australia Seniors set to lose out when their federally funded in-home care

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