SCCV to build 90-bed facility in North Williamstown; Bethanie signs contract for Gwelup development; Carrington Care opens new facility; wellness focus for Australian Unity centre.
Think tank Per Capita has established a ‘do tank’, the Centre for Applied Policy in Positive Ageing, to turn promising proposals into functioning programs. Its executive director Emily Millane tells AAA how it will work.
As of 1 July, community care providers are now expected to increasingly adopt a wellness approach across both home support and home care. A new event hosted by AAA aims to help.
A new play based on real stories from residential aged care explores issues of elder abuse, dementia and racism, as well as relationships and communication between staff and residents, writes Jackie Keast.
As Australia moves to a national system of quality indicators in aged care, new research into their use in Victoria finds the majority of senior clinicians see the benefits, but there are caveats to successful implementation.
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.
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.
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Federal legislation around powers of attorney, as well as a national register, is needed for banks to protect the financial interests of older Australians and help prevent financial abuse, study finds.
Family carers having homicidal thoughts about their loved one with dementia is a “real and significant phenomenon” according to world-first Australian research, which reaffirms the profound pressures facing carers.
The predictions from some quarters that indigenous and CALD clients would not understand or be wary of the move to consumer directed care have been shown to be unfounded, says CEO.
Aged care peaks are stepping up their advocacy over more than 18 months of online claiming issues with the Department of Human Services, which one says has resulted in millions of dollars in outstanding payments for some providers.
For years researchers and advocates have said that dementia research is not given the appropriate priority. Now a major new analysis provides compelling support for their argument.
Architect Robert Goodliffe outlines three out-dated assumptions of aged care design that are jeopardising and restricting innovative solutions.
A new grants round focusing on the healthy ageing of older LGBTI people will fund projects that begin to rectify issues that have previously hindered their engagement with aged care.
Aged care has an older workforce compared to the national average, and one that’s ageing faster. A consultant has some sage advice for providers seeking to engage their older workers.
An automated application tool is available to assist aged care providers to register for eHealth functions as part of a new managed service offered online by the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).
The winning program in the latest hackathon striving to come up with solutions to improve the quality of life of elderly people in a short time frame makes use of the relatively low-tech household telephone.
An electronic health records system is a strong indicator of whether an aged care facility will pass or fail accreditation, an upcoming e-health conference will hear.