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ACN Expo a success

Saturday was no deterrent for the thousands of eager nurses, students and health professionals that lined up at the door for the bright and early kick off of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Expo, held on April 29th 2017. RDNS had prime position and was inundated with excited expo-goers, eager to grab a goodie […]

Centenarians are hale and hearty, research shows

Australians preparing to clock over their century in 2017 can take heart – in general, they’re in good health. People aged 100 years and over who are living at home appear to be healthier and require less support than those who are nearing one hundred years of age, new research from the RDNS Institute has […]

RSL Care RDNS 2016 Year in Review

One year since the announcement of the merger of two of Australia’s most respected not-for-profit providers, RSL Care RDNS has released its first Year in Review. Chief Executive Officer Stephen Muggleton said 2016 had been a historic year for the organisation, which had continued to grow and change to meet customer’s needs with high quality, […]

RDNS Institute Report 2016 now available

RDNS is pleased to share the latest RDNS Institute Report. Click here to read the report. The RDNS Institute translates research into improved services for our clients and the community. Our research assists our clients to gain more independence, comfort and choice in relation to their healthcare and helps them to remain at home, living […]

Spotlight on Veterans health as Veterans Health Week nears

Barriers including stigma, confusion around Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) entitlements and a large market of not-for-profit organisations providing services, are preventing Australian veterans and their families from accessing adequate care for mental health conditions, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the lead-up to Veterans Health Week (22-30 October), the RDNS Institute held their first […]

Celebrate Victorian Seniors Festival 2016 with RDNS

RDNS is excited to be partnering again with the Victorian Seniors festival to bring you a range of new and fun activities as well as our popular Healthy Pit Stop. Over 1500 free or low cost events will take place across Victoria from October 2 – 7. Festivities kick off with Celebration Day at Federation […]

National Nutrition Week, October 16 – 22

It’s National Nutrition Week, a week that raises awareness of the role of food in our lives – for both our physical and mental health. With our many Be Healthy and Active sessions, run by RDNS HomeCare, you can learn more about nutrition and how you can get the most out of every day. Be […]

Partnerships the key to helping people with dementia manage medicines

MORE education is needed to help reduce the prescribing of psychotropic medications to people with dementia living in the community. RDNS Institute senior research fellow Dr Dianne Goeman said research undertaken by the Institute and presented at this year’s International Federation on Ageing conference in Brisbane showed psychotropic medications were commonly being prescribed for people […]