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Support for Enhanced Palliative End of Life Care

I am pleased to announce a generous support program funded by our community through the Southern Highlands Community Hospice (SHCH). The program provides financial support to people at their end of their life by covering out-of-pocket costs related to pharmacy and funding additional palliative clinical nurse consultant hours. The program is a 6-month pilot scheme, […]

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Moss Vale Renovations One Step Closer to Completion

For the past 18-months Harbison Moss Vale has been undergoing a significant refurbishment to provide our 138 residents with more modern amenities. The overarching theme has been: COMMUNITY — spaces have been redesigned and redeveloped with a focus on creating clearly defined public, semi-private, and private areas for residents, staff, and our community to enjoy. […]

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A Message for International Nurses Day from the Chair of Harbison

On this International Nurses’ Day, the 201st anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, we take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of the nurses, carers, allied health professionals and all those who provide care across our Harbison community. The last 18 months have again highlighted the critical role of nurses and all health workers […]

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A Message for International Nurses Day from the CEO

The theme for International Nurses Day 2021 could not be more appropriate: A vision for the future of healthcare. Nurses around the world have carried the heaviest burden in the fight against COVID-19. The pandemic is a terrible watershed moment that proves the value of high-quality, agile public health systems and innovative medical research. Here […]

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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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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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