In what’s believed could be the largest donation of its kind, specialist provider of services to elderly homeless people, Wintringham, has been awarded a philanthropic grant of $7.5 million.
Senior Australian of the Year 2013, Professor Ian Maddocks, shares his vision for a new model of caring for older people involving residential aged care facilities as community hubs.
Internet-enabled technology has the power to address the social needs of community-dwelling aged care clients on a large scale, according to a speaker at an upcoming technology in aged care conference.
In order to compete in the new paradigm, aged care providers need to redesign their business to ensure the flexibility to rapidly adapt and meet consumer needs, writes Louise Greene.
Poor training and compliance have been highlighted as key factors behind the funding blow-out.
A few bouts of age-related discrimination has inspired Dr Patricia Edgar to set about changing the way people view ageing, she tells AAA.
HammondCare chief executive Dr Stephen Judd has called on aged care providers to “ditch their drug habit” and take responsibility for the role they play in the over-reliance on chemical restraint in the care of people with dementia.
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A community nutritional care service that provides a qualified personal care attendant or community cook to prepare meals in older people’s homes is among the services and individuals nominated in this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards.
Age is not a barrier to success in treating depression and anxiety online, says a leading researcher in the field, whose multiple studies have found four in every five participants improve plus older people have higher course completion rates
In the latest sector purchases, Australian Unity has announced it will acquire INS Health Care, the home care division of The INS Group, while Opal Aged Care’s takeover of Stockland’s aged care portfolio will be finalised on Monday.
Grants available to support ageing rural Australians; TLC and Alzheimer’s Australia Vic sign sponsorship agreement; ‘Hotspots’ for stroke identified.
To build a robust research culture in aged care, key issues such as funding, the absence of aged care ethics committees and guidelines on confidentiality and consent need to be addressed, writes Dr Maree Bernoth.
The Federal Government won’t confirm the funding it will make available for a scheme replacing the axed Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement or a time frame for its introduction.
A network of respite service providers has estimated around 75 per cent of their clients will no longer be eligible for respite services under the new Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Benefits consumers can gain from using a home equity release product to fund their residential aged care should console aged care provider concerned over losing lump sum bonds to daily accommodation payments, according to an aged care credit advisor.
Investing in workforce training, the physical environment and patient-centred models of care are critical to reforming health services in the face of an ageing population, says geriatrician.