Anglicare appoints Grant Millard as CEO of merged entity; Bethanie appoints new head of business development; and COTA Victoria announces new CEO.
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Providing older people with the information and support to be empowered consumers in the reformed aged care system is central to the latest reform blueprint, and providers have a role to play in this area.
Aged care and ageing will be a major focus of the recently launched multi-disciplinary digital health research centre at Flinders University, its directors tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
Dagmar Parsons takes over from Michael O’Neill as chief executive, while the consumer peak has also appointed Sarah Saunders to the new role of chief advocate to ramp up lobbying.
Not-for-profit aged care organisations can tap into their existing resources to develop additional services that generate sustainable sources of income, according to a financial services expert.
An initiative to help residents and families discuss difficult subjects, a dementia care project and a leadership program are among the projects recognised in nominations for the HESTA Aged Care Awards.
Aged care stakeholders have welcomed the reappointment of Sussan Ley as Minister for Aged Care and Ken Wyatt as Assistant Minister, saying it provides continuity for the next stage of reforms.
Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has appointed the minister’s aged care advisor Pat Sparrow as its new chief executive officer.
From blunting demand for residential aged care to increasing the use of telehealth, different approaches are being taken by providers to ensure the long-term viability of rural and remote services.
Better integration of primary healthcare into aged care is needed to meet the healthcare needs of all older Australians, according to the CEO of a consumer peak body.
Second stage of SCCV Dandenong aged care home opening; Greengate appoints builder for new co-located aged care and retirement facility; Baptcare to open redeveloped Melbourne facility; and Churches of Christ begins disability housing project.
Aged care providers, consumers and unions have told the re-elected Coalition Government they are united on the further reforms needed to aged care and initial steps must be contained in the next budget.