In this story: Richard Hearn appointed chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network; aged care ICT innovator Anne Livingstone appointed to Forde Foundation for care leavers.
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The Community Visitors Scheme is being hampered by its low profile and the Commonwealth should better promote the program, a government-commissioned review has found.
A reading program for primary school students at an aged care home is facilitating reminiscence for residents and improving their wellbeing.
There are mounting calls for government to include affordable housing measures in next month’s budget as new research again shows seniors are particularly vulnerable.
Many carers are struggling to access supports in their own right and report being worse off under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Carers Australia has told a Productivity Commission review.
For such a small piece of equipment, the iPad packs a lot of punch when it comes to providing accessibility features, writes Jacqui Kirkman.
The Commonwealth should extend the Community Visitors Scheme to cover the Commonwealth Home Support Program and seniors waiting for a home care package, a government-commissioned review says.
A new resource launched this week helps aged care workers engage in conversations with older people to understand and act early on the things that are most meaningful to them.
Melbourne researcher leads an international project spanning Australia, Norway and Sweden investigating cost-effective ways to help residents live fulfilling lives.
Palliative care and therapy incentives are among the items in the Aged Care Funding Instrument being scrutinised by a government-commissioned project to refine the tool.
There are growing calls for government to deliver a sustainable funding system following the release of the review into the Aged Care Funding Instrument, while the minister says he’ll now begin consultations.
The Aged Care Funding Instrument should be dumped and a “blended payment” model with activity-based funding implemented in residential care, the government-commissioned report into ACFI has found.