Researchers at Deakin University are conducting a study to better understand what quality continence care means for people living in residential aged care facilities.
From collaborations with the acute and retirement living sectors to the development of new workforce models, aged care providers are pioneering future models of delivering care and services. Australian Ageing Agenda presents snapshots of three initiatives to watch.
A whopping 40 per cent of boards of not-for-profit aged care organisations have discussed a merger with another organisation in the past 12 months, and half of them believe it will happen, a new survey of company directors has found.
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Population ageing may negatively impact on Australia’s productivity growth as older people reduce the extent of risk-taking and innovative behaviour in the economy, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor Christopher Kent told the LASA Congress on Monday.
As Australia marks National Carers Week, two new reports highlight the strain experienced by carers and the lack of appropriate respite and resources to support them.
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Just as Australian aged care providers are undertaking mergers and acquisitions to achieve economies of scale, they are also looking for scale and stability in their suppliers, says iCareHealth managing director Chris Gray.
Presbyterian Aged Care proceeds with Scottish Hospital project; Southern Cross Care Tas opens first stage of new development; Goodwin opens The Central.
The broad aged services sector needs to speak to government with a single voice that is consolidated, professional, clear on the mandates and represents providers and consumers, the CEO of a leading provider has said.
With the move towards consumer directed care, case managers see their future role being more about motivation and education and less about managing budgets, according to research from the University of Melbourne.
High approval rate for applications to pricing commissioner, report shows; Telstra buys iCareHealth; Estia announces IPO.
With the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement paving the way for Australian aged care providers to set up in the world’s second largest economy, the opportunities are potentially enormous as China seeks to double its aged care beds by 2020.
Aged care organisations are considering their options as they navigate the new operational landscape. For almost all this will mean huge structural and operational change. Here two providers tell Natasha Egan about the different paths they took.
Stakeholders have supported the Federal Government’s agenda for the next stage of aged care reform, but they have called for protections for vulnerable seniors, particularly in rural and remote areas, and constructive engagement with the sector to flesh out the details.
A smartphone solution launched this week designed to address alarm fatigue for nurses in hospitals would also make a great tool for aged care settings.