Sussan Ley has resigned as the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced this afternoon.
A Monash University and Resthaven research collaboration has found that aged care residents with multiple medications or complex drug regimens are more likely to be hospitalised than those without.
The Department of Health has turned to large commercial consultancy firms to provide research and analysis that will inform key aspects of the review into aged care reform and government policy.
In this story: Tinonee Gardens starts work on major project; Resthaven turns sod on $15 million redevelopment; Penninsula Villages outlines $24 million project; and Bethanie moves into new HQ.
We’ve just gone to press with our January-February 2017 issue of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine which has been redesigned and is bustling with new sections and features.
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has engaged La Trobe University researchers to develop an interview tool for use with aged care residents as part of the accreditation process for facilities.
The social robot Matilda can be used to effectively engage aged care residents living with dementia, according to the results of an Australian trial.
The Australian Medical Association has called on the Commonwealth Government to urgently improve access to fast and reliable internet in rural, regional and remote Australia.
In this story: Merged WA provider appoints CEO; Benetas appoints new research manager; John McCallum to head research at National Seniors; Rae Lamb reappointed Complaints Commissioner.
Moves by the Commonwealth to introduce private accreditation services into aged care have been further delayed by a year, the government’s budget update shows.
From reforms to reviews, it’s been a busy year in aged care news, but it was our reports on the six-month saga over cuts to the sector’s funding announced in the May federal budget that most drew your attention.
A full listing of Australian Ageing Agenda’s coverage of the Federal Government’s ongoing review into Living Longer Living Better and other aged care reforms, which is due to report on 1 August 2017.