In an aged care facility quality of life is about freedom, engagement with others, and having a connection to values, says international expert.
Aged care providers have a role to play in building age-friendly communities and promoting social inclusion for seniors, according to a leading aged care provider.
Housing needs to be seen as an aged care issue and the two policy areas should be more closely linked, a leading researcher on homelessness among seniors has said.
The first research of its kind has highlighted the importance of workplace conditions, support and culture in understanding why aged care employees stay or leave the sector.
As the sector prepares for the first restorative care places coming online from July, Australian Ageing Agenda and Community Care Review have announced the call for presentations for the Active Ageing Conference 2016 is now open.
As more facilities are encouraged to participate in the national rollout of quality indicators in aged care, stakeholders continue to debate key aspects of the program.
Approved aged care providers won’t be the only ones who can deliver the government’s new restorative care packages, the recently released framework for the scheme shows.
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The opposition has accused the Federal Government of outsourcing its leadership role in assisting the aged care sector to meet its workforce requirements and abandoning a commitment to develop an aged care workforce strategy.
Staff engagement is the most critical factor for success in aged care, as it has been shown to improve clinical care outcomes and create financial return, a leading recruitment firm has said.
The issuing of $10,800 fines for repeated false claims under the Aged Care Funding Instrument will be a measure of last resort and likely to be rarely used, a Senate estimates committee has heard.
The Federal Government has said aged care providers are ultimately responsible for meeting the sector’s workforce challenges and industry will take the lead in developing a workforce development plan.
You & I: Homeshare coordinator Belinda Bannerman, facilitated the successful match of Rose, 85, and Olympia, 49, who have celebrated their first year living together as part of a homesharing arrangement.
Aged care providers operating in rural and remote areas are facing increased competition from Multi-Purpose Services, which has been exacerbated by a recent Commonwealth funding boost, a state peak body says.
LASA has called for a regulatory body such as AHPRA to administer a “national set of professional standards for aged care workers” to remedy issue of migrant care worker qualifications being assessed in Australia.
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Information management in aged care needs to be transformed if the sector is to fully realise the benefits of big data in the future delivery of services, writes Jenny Davis.
The team behind the aged care sector’s technology conference is looking for new talent from all areas of the sector with an interest in technology to help design the program of this year’s event.