The aged care sector is being encouraged to nominate staff, volunteers and organisations that set the bar in end-of-life care for Palliative Care Australia’s inaugural national awards.
A growing number of tech-savvy seniors is using the internet to reduce the impact of social isolation, according to a survey commissioned by nbn, the company building the national broadband network.
While DSS is seeking to interpret the law in a manner consistent with the policy intention that prospective residents are not denied a place because they choose to pay by a DAP, it's doubtful the legislative provisions are as restrictive ...
Aged care providers, unions, health professionals and consumer advocates have agreed on a new blueprint for further aged care reform that calls for the phased removal of the rationing of places across aged care and the move to individual funding ...
ACFA's latest analysis of residential aged care has been welcomed for its accuracy, and despite some surprising but favourable findings regarding regional providers, experts have stressed the urgent attention needed for rural and remote operators.
The debate about whether government should remove the caps on aged care places is back in full swing. The National Aged Care Alliance today releases its blueprint calling for the phased removal of the rationing of places across aged care, ...
Single facility operators tend to get a better overall financial result than providers that own multiple sites, while two beds per room isn’t necessarily a hindrance to financial performance, ACFA report finds.
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Service providers collaborating on a unique development to enable people with disabilities and their ageing parent carers to stay living together as they age say they are documenting their experiences and will produce a blueprint to guide other providers.
The Intermedia Group, the publisher of Australian Ageing Agenda, has announced a number of staff appointments in recognition of growth within the AAA group and its expansion across a number of fronts.
Research shows that using photographs as visual prompts for reminiscence can improve engagement with caregivers and more general alertness in older people, writes Dr Maggie Haertsch.
RDNS announces the CEO of its New Zealand arm Todd Perkinson has been appointed interim head of the parent company, while former board director to take over in NZ.
Exploring a system of “carer credits” to ensure carers are not penalised in retirement, and subjecting all major public policy to a gender impact study were recommendations to emerge from the COTA National Policy Forum on Thursday.
The full roll-out of CDC, the beginning of the CHSP, and the start of the My Aged Care RAS and client record were among the reform milestones that officially came into effect this week.
In the week that aged care formally transitioned to a consumer-directed approach, we profile home care trailblazer Sue Mann, who has spent three decades progressing such a model.
In this wrap: Gerard Mansour appointed to Wintringham board; Peter Hamilton to drive growth strategy at Estia; Carer Gateway Advisory Group members announced.
Nursing staff levels in residential aged care facilities in NSW will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry, which will also consider the need for wider regulatory reform and minimum standards for personal carers.
Tunstall Healthcare has teamed up with MedicAlert Foundation to provide more comprehensive and connected services, and increase the uptake of assistive technology.
Organisations and staff facilitating social support groups for seniors will benefit from a new ‘dementia-friendly checklist’ produced by a collaborative that involved an aged care provider, consumer group and researchers.