Boxer Troy Waters dies aged 53 after battle with leukaemia

Boxer Troy Waters dies aged 53 after battle with leukaemia

Posted May 18, 2018 16:47:20 Photo: Troy Waters (R) posed with Felix Trinidad ahead of a bout in New York in 1997. (Reuters) Former junior middleweight world title boxing contender Troy Waters has died at the age of 53 following a long battle with leukaemia. One of three boxing brothers, …

Eli Avivi, who founded the micronation of Achzivland on Israel’s northern border, dies aged 88

Eli Avivi, who founded the micronation of Achzivland on Israel’s northern border, dies aged 88

Posted May 17, 2018 11:15:08 Photo: President Eli Avivi founded Achzivland in 1970 and is one of two “citizens”. (Facebook: Achziv Land) Related Story: Empire of Atlantium: A glimpse into Australia’s smallest micronation Related Story: Sick of your country? Start your own micro-nation The future of one of the Middle …

Ray Wilson, English World Cup winner, dies aged 83

Ray Wilson, English World Cup winner, dies aged 83

Updated May 17, 2018 00:35:39 England’s 1966 World Cup winning defender Ray Wilson has died aged 83. Wilson’s former club Huddersfield announced his death on Wednesday. The northern English team said Wilson, who played for the club for most of his career, continued to attend matches despite being diagnosed with …

Tom Wolfe, journalist and author of Bonfire of the Vanities, dies aged 88

Tom Wolfe, journalist and author of Bonfire of the Vanities, dies aged 88

Updated May 16, 2018 06:44:05 Photo: Tom Wolfe’s trademark was the white suit, often accessorised with a white hat and two-tone shoes. (AP: Bebeto Matthews, File) Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Right Stuff, has died at the age of 88, his agent says. Key …

Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Queensland aged care standards often ‘deplorable’, nurses union says

Posted May 13, 2018 15:36:06 Photo: The Queensland Nurses Union is calling for carer to patient ratios in aged care facilities. (ABC: Melanie Pearce) Some elderly patients in Queensland aged care homes are only being showered once a week while others have remained undiagnosed with broken hips or gone unmedicated …

Canberra aged care worker cleared after being accused of strangling colleague over biscuits

Canberra aged care worker cleared after being accused of strangling colleague over biscuits

Updated May 09, 2018 17:09:53 A Canberra aged care worker, who was accused of grabbing a 17-year-old colleague by the throat and yelling “I could kill you” after she ordered too many biscuits, has been cleared. Lakshman Senanayake was charged with assault over the incident, which took place in June …

Budget 2018: Boost to aged care welcomed but ‘far short of what is required’

Budget 2018: Boost to aged care welcomed but ‘far short of what is required’

Updated May 09, 2018 17:49:44 Photo: David Napier, 71, is convinced he will never go into residential care. (ABC News: Barbara Miller) Related Story: Aged-care sector gets $1.6b for at-home care Related Story: Government scrambles to respond to growing queue for home-care packages Older Australians were a major focus of …

Aged residents unnecessarily sent to hospital emergency tackled in Queensland-first monitoring trial

Aged residents unnecessarily sent to hospital emergency tackled in Queensland-first monitoring trial

Updated May 06, 2018 14:03:31 A Queensland-first trial is helping reduce the stress and trauma suffered by aged-care residents who are unnecessarily taken to hospital emergency departments. Four aged-care facilities in Mackay and the Mackay Base Hospital have been running the Senior Early Assessment Team (SEAT) program for close to …

Budget to focus on funding more at-home aged care

Budget to focus on funding more at-home aged care

Posted May 02, 2018 20:47:44 Cutting the waiting list for older Australians needing aged care in their own homes will be a focus of next week’s federal budget. More than 100,000 people are waiting for an aged care package, which provides up to $50,000 to spend on a range of …

Aged care ratings do not tell what you need to know about Australian nursing homes

Aged care ratings do not tell what you need to know about Australian nursing homes

Posted May 02, 2018 05:00:17 Photo: Trying to work out whether an aged care facility actually delivers quality care is difficult. (Reuters: Kai Pfaffenbach) When you’re deciding which nursing home will best care for your vulnerable elderly parent or grandparent, you’d probably like to avoid the ones with a high …