MAC News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Information and Resources

At Multicultural Aged Care Inc. (MAC), our primary responsibility and concern remains the safety and welfare of all members of CALD community groups and especially older people, and our staff and volunteers. Latest Aged Care Updates COVID-19 UPDATE 238: Monday 12...

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Doctors must now prescribe drugs using their chemical name, not brand names. That’s good news for patients

From today (February 1), when you receive a prescription in Australia, it will list the name of the medication’s active ingredient rather than the brand name. So, for example, instead of receiving a prescription for Ventolin, your script will say “salbutamol”.

This national legislation change, called active ingredient prescribing, is long overdue for Australian health care.

Using the name of the drug — instead of the brand name, of which there are often many — will simplify how we talk about and use medications.

This could have a range of benefits, including fewer medication errors by both doctors and patients.

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CHSP Digital Landing Page – reablement resources

Following consultation with the aged care sector, the Department of Health has designed a suite of products for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) organisations to better understand, embed, and to practically apply wellness and reablement into CHSP service...

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Office for Ageing Well Community Grants Open

I am writing to let you know that Office for Ageing Well Community Grants 2020-21 are open. The grants are the first since we released South Australia’s Plan for Ageing Well 2020-25 last year. Our grants will fund initiatives reflecting the South Australian...

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