Victoria’s Southern Metro region has the most aged care recipients from a non-English speaking background, while the Kimberley and Katherine regions have the fewest, a new web report from the AIHW released this week shows.
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Clusters of universally designed communities serviced by home care providers and supported by assistive technologies could be a new model for aged services in rural and remote areas, says an executive who has explored international approaches.
A new online program to embed interprofessional education (IPE) in aged care organisations nationally will be launched early next year, following the successful implementation of IPE programs by two aged care providers.
Reducing dependence on government funding, scale, efficiency and brand are all essential to provider sustainability in the home care market, says financial consultant.
Issues around access to services, exercising choice and navigating the NDIS are among the challenges that persist for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors, says Angela Quero.
An initiative to improve the take up of home care packages by older indigenous Australians in Sydney’s west has been recognised in this year’s Better Practice Awards.
The Department of Health is proposing to publish information on the non-compliance of home care services on the My Aged Care website from later this year.
Despite nine years of compulsory reporting, the aged care sector is still in the dark about the prevalence of assaults in aged care and the outcomes of notifications to the police.
Aggression and agitation top the triggers of the 381 people who have been referred to the new national advisory service for aged care residents experiencing severe dementia-related behaviours, a dementia conference has heard this week.
Equipping nurses and other frontline aged care workers to better manage their emotions leads to improved wellbeing, reduced stress levels and better quality of care for residents, new research shows.
Carol Bennett steps down as Alzheimer’s Australia CEO, Maree McCabe appointed interim national chief executive; ClarkeHopkinsClarke appoints Jennifer Rodezno as senior associate.
Facility design and materials play a part in controlling the spread of infection in aged care, and with the rise of multi-resistant organisms, experts say aged care executives need to be involved.