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.
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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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.
Researchers from Griffith University are looking for people with dementia and a family member to volunteer for a new trial that will gather their views on telepresence robots in dementia care.
APPLICATION: A new data capture and document processing solution has streamlined a community care provider’s paper-based processes, cutting administration time by 20 per cent.
A $15 million per year dementia respite supplement, and quarantining aged care specific workforce programs are among sector proposals to government for the 2016-17 federal budget.
Providers seeking “urgent intervention” to ensure significant attention is given to the concerns raised by trial participants “to prevent inadvertent and inappropriate consequences.”
The issue of registered nurses on duty in all residential aged care facilities at all times looks set to feature prominently in the Senate inquiry into the sector’s workforce.
The common claim that the aged care workforce is facing a “crisis” is not supported by the evidence, and stakeholders should move beyond using crude estimates for the number of workers needed, a leading researcher in the area says.