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Consumer choice and risk under the new Standards – home care02 Aug

This is the second edition of our series of information alerts regarding home care under the new Standards. In this article we explore the concept of dignity of risk and increasing consumer choice in home care.

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Misuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney 13 Jul

As specialists in the aged care industry we are regularly approached by aged care providers who are concerned about an attorney misusing their powers (granted under an Enduring Power of Attorney/EPoA) and are unsure what to do.

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Sale of Retirement Village: Do I need a Heads of Agreement?06 Jul

Selling your Retirement Village can be a daunting prospect, especially if you have not been through this process before. How can you maximise your chances of achieving a successful sale?

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Medication management in home care – managing risk under the new Standards28 Jun

Medication management is one of the highest risk areas for home care providers. As care recipients’ needs escalate and the complexity of their care increases, so too does the risk for providers who offer medication management services.

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Timetable released for implementation of 2017 Queensland Retirement Village reforms31 May

As reported by Hynes Legal last year, the Housing Legislation (Building Better Futures) Amendment Bill 2017 made a number of amendments to the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld) (RV Act).

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Hynes Legal listed as a leading health and aged care law firm in Doyles Guide 201817 May

Hynes Legal’s aged care and retirement living team have reinforced their position as one of the leading practices, both nationally and in Queensland after featuring in Doyles Guide’s Leading Health and Aged Care Law Firm List.

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Hynes Legal appoints clinical consultant to aged care and retirement living team02 May

Hynes Legal is thrilled to announce that Anne Marie Cassaniti, a highly experienced Clinical Consultant, has joined our aged care and retirement living team.

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Mandatory flu vaccination for aged care staff – can providers implement a ‘no jab, no shift’ policy?26 Apr

Whilst it is recognized that most providers offer an annual vaccination program, the Federal Government has now mandated that all aged care operators offer the flu vaccination to their staff.

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Hynes Legal appoints senior commercial lawyer to grow aged care and retirement living team12 Apr

Hynes Legal is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced commercial lawyer, Helen Kay, as an Associate Director.

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Federal Court decision on “Asset Replacement Charge” 07 Mar

On Friday, 2 March 2018, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision concerning the validity of the “Asset Replacement Charge” which Regis Aged Care has been charging to residents.

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