Aged care consumers are being reminded to look for hidden costs and biases behind “free” support as two new national comparison websites come online in time for this month’s aged care reforms.
Mar 21 – Mar 23 all-day
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day
Aug 30 @ 8:30 am
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm
Also in this wrap: Catholic Healthcare opens first mental health-aged care transition unit in region; and numerous Churches of Christ Queensland projects get underway.
The directors of aged care boards are facing “key tests” including a high regulatory burden, increasing consumer choice and changes to funding, the Governance Institute of Australia has warned.
The evidence supporting community-based palliative and end-of-life care is growing and health and aged care providers should work to support existing community networks, an international expert says.
Aged care workers will soon be able to play a video game on their computer, tablet or smart phone to improve knowledge and skills in safety and minimise risk in the workplace.
We’re excited the government is developing a diversity framework to cover the needs of LGBTI, Aboriginal and CALD seniors in aged care and hope it will reflect input from the groups it aims to support, writes Peter Worland.
One of the early adopters of a British approach to dementia care is reporting positive outcomes at its aged care facilities in Brisbane and Canberra, while the model’s founder seeks more Australian facilities to get on board.
Australia’s adoption of a new national system providing advocacy for older people receiving aged care has progressed with the Commonwealth this morning releasing an updated draft framework and opening the funding round to deliver services.
Many providers welcome the announcement as a significant step towards creating an integrated community aged care system but some say they are disappointed about a lack of sector consultation.
For the first time, nationally consistent guidelines have been introduced for the home delivered and centre-based meals sector under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Regular exercise for people with dementia improves balance and functional independence with everyday activities such as bathing and dressing, a new study has found.
Rural and remote providers welcome recent government funding boosts to aged care provision, and the minister’s public commitment to resolving issues in the bush, but they say government action must go beyond the viability supplement.