Seniors rights advocates in Victoria are calling for the state’s Royal Commission into Family Violence to include older people in its deliberations, given elder abuse is most commonly perpetrated by family members.
Leading South Australian aged care provider Helping Hand has been invited to advise Japanese educators on strengthening Japan’s training system as demand for new care workers booms.
Smart homes that monitor a person’s activities of daily living should become a standard feature of government-subsidised home care services, according to the CSIRO and a multitude of stakeholders.
With the government confirming work is underway on a new aged care workforce strategy, workforce is shaping up to a be a key area of action in 2015, but an expert has warned that community aged care is the sleeper ...
Existing providers of home support services will be funded for two years as part of the transition to the new Commonwealth Home Support Program from 1 July, the Abbott Government announced on Thursday.
Aged services support for Holocaust survivors in Australia has received a significant boost with three service providers securing USD $10.7 million from the Claims Conference in 2015.
A replacement to the axed dementia supplement, changes to pre-entry leave arrangements, and a simplified ACAR - the government's latest mini-budget had more than enough to raise eyebrows in the sector.
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Friday’s news wrap includes: Peak bodies meet new minister; seniors wanted for social connectedness survey; minister and state peak CEO debate the ceased payroll-tax subsidy; and competition to encourage creative dementia therapies.
Almost 50 per cent of aged care providers said less than half of Cert III in Aged Care graduates had the required skills to be employed, an SA Government review has found, adding to long-standing sector concerns about the variable quality of care worker training.
In AAA online’s regular legal column, Julie McStay responds to a reader’s question: When will a provider’s duty of care override a consumer’s right to choose?
With a flurry of review and ratings sites recently launched or in development, aged care is now firmly a sector at the mercy of consumer opinion. While greater information is welcome, these sites raise issues around transparency and verification, and for providers the question of how to respond.
Film and television have taken on an increasingly important role in shaping public awareness and opinion on dementia, an Australian film critic and writer tells AAA.
A major aged care provider has partnered with a local Aboriginal health provider to offer culturally appropriate home care packages in the hopes of improving indigenous people’s uptake of mainstream community aged care services.
Candidates looking for work in aged care have more choice than ever and competition is fierce. AAA reports on what three aged care providers are doing to ensure they recruit the best people for the job.
The trend towards more aged care delivered in the home will only marginally dampen long-term demand for residential services as care needs increase and the number of informal carers falls, according to a new industry report.
Friday’s news wrap: Opal acquires Aquarius Aged Care; ACH to trial benefits of staff exercise program; innovators in ageing announced; govt grants scheme targets young dementia researchers; consumers invited to rank their aged care priorities.