The Federal Government’s plans to introduce a $7 Medicare co-payment will hit older Australians the hardest, a senate inquiry into out of pocket health costs has heard.
Are we inadvertently responsible for the high numbers of Australians dying through suicide in old age, asks Dr Roderick McKay.
Senior Australian of the Year 2013, Professor Ian Maddocks, shares his vision for a new model of caring for older people involving residential aged care facilities as community hubs.
Internet-enabled technology has the power to address the social needs of community-dwelling aged care clients on a large scale, according to a speaker at an upcoming technology in aged care conference.
In order to compete in the new paradigm, aged care providers need to redesign their business to ensure the flexibility to rapidly adapt and meet consumer needs, writes Louise Greene.
Poor training and compliance have been highlighted as key factors behind the funding blow-out.
A few bouts of age-related discrimination has inspired Dr Patricia Edgar to set about changing the way people view ageing, she tells AAA.
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AUDIO: Several vendors launched new products at ITAC 2014 to assist aged care organisations provide services to older Australians. AAA speaks to a few CEOs to find out about their new socialisation, governance and nursing support tools.
In what has been described as the largest telemonitoring program of its kind, private health insurer HCF has partnered with Telstra and Healthways to provide bio-metric monitoring for members suffering from chronic health issues.
After more than 35 years in the food industry, Maggie Beer has turned her attention to advocacy and set her sights on aged care. She talks to AAA about her new foundation and inspiring a positive food culture.
Not-for-profit organisation Buurtzorg has revolutionised home care in the Netherlands and is now attracting the attention of countries worldwide, including Australia.
AUDIO: Home care providers are being sought for trials of an iPad-based virtual personal assistant designed to help older people live independently at home for longer.
Australia’s major political parties are engaged in a tit for tat over the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement, as the cessation of the scheme approaches.
CHA appoints Suzanne Greenwood as CEO; TLC unveils ‘youngest executive team’ in aged care; Peter Whelan heads Stewart Brown’s southern expansion; experienced TV reporter appointed to ACC; Dr Yvonne Luxford moves on from PCA.
MULTIMEDIA: Photo gallery of the 2014 ITAC award recipients as well as an audio interview with the winner of the highly-sought after ICT Company of the Year prize.
AUDIO: Work is underway to achieve aged care’s ICT vision, but the sector will remain vigilant on key issues including the client eHealth record peak body CEO tells AAA.