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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative neurological condition which is progressive in its nature. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease experience a significant reduction in dopamine levels due to the gradual death of dopamine producing neurons. As dopamine is vital to the control of body movements, individuals with Parkinson’s disease experience progressive difficulty with the smooth control of […]

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Beyond the Royal Commission

For your information: With the imminent release of the Royal Commission into Quality and Safety in Aged Care, providers are at a critical turning point. This is what the government should do in response to the Royal Commission. Governance in Aged Care: Beyond the Royal Commission

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The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)

The Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS) is a new initiative to help prevent and reduce incidents of abuse and neglect in residential aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government which comes to effect from 1 April 2021. Under this new scheme, any incidents that cause physical or psychological harm must be reported to the […]

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COVID-19 Information Updates from the CEO

This page contains updates from the CEO regarding precautions Harbison has taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take time to read the latest update: Harbison COVID-19 Update 23.03.2021 Harbison is currently closed to the public, however you can still book virtual visits. Our Visitor Small Family Gathering Policy is regularly updated as per NSW Health guidelines […]

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Advance Care Planning

Important life choices are planned, not left to chance.   Advance Care Planning is thinking about and documenting your preferences for future health care. Everyone should consider advance care planning, regardless of your age or health. Ideally, you should start planning when you’re healthy — before there’s actually an urgent need for a plan. It […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs

Facts: Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are safe and approved, and all components have been tested for safety, purity, and effectiveness The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have been registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) like all vaccines currently available in Australia Vaccines stimulate the immune system to behave just like it should, strengthening our defences […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Residents

Please find below links to information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination from the Australian Department of Health. Please note, these links provide general information only, and we advise you consult your GP if you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination. What to expect on COVID-19 vaccination day at your residential aged care facility […]

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It’s Time to Care About Aged Care

As a nation we have spent more than two decades looking at how to fix our aged care system. With the Royal Commission set to deliver an historic set of recommendations, we can’t let this opportunity pass us by. The Australian Government must commit to comprehensive reform of the aged care system so all older […]

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Information on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Aged Care

The Australian Government has a strategy to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to everyone living in Australia. The vaccine roll-out roadmap outlines the staged roll-out of the vaccine to priority groups, which is expected to commence from late-February 2021. Below are some resources from The Department of Health you may find useful. COVID-19 Vaccine – Information for […]

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COVID-19 Visitor Policy

To prevent transmission of the COVID‐19 virus to our residents, access to Harbison is currently restricted. We are committed to maintaining visitor access to residents, including at small family gatherings, while minimising the risk of transmitting COVID‐19 to our residents and workforce. Please take time to read our Visitor Small Family Gathering Policy. Thank you […]

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