AUDIO: Aged care providers have been encouraged to evaluate and document the technology they implement and share the lessons learned with their counterparts.
With up to 30 per cent of seniors living at home at risk of malnutrition, community care staff must encourage clients to eat properly in order to prevent falls and unnecessary hospitalisations, an expert will tell the upcoming Active Ageing ...
Whether it is in large groups or one on one, those in the business tell Natasha Egan that leisure and recreation pursuits should be tailored for each individual.
A new study aims to identify what is driving increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections among seniors, and to develop educational resources and sexual healthcare policy.
Aged care nurses and care staff can play a vital role in improving older people’s health literacy and ensuring safe and effective use of medicines, write Kay Price and Jo Boylan.
Can consumer directed care work in residential aged care? And what would it look like? Australian Ageing Agenda investigates.
More flexible service offerings would encourage the greater uptake of respite services by caregivers of those with dementia, an upcoming dementia forum will hear.
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Mitch Fifield tells providers the government plans to end ACAR in residential aged care, wants a “more sophisticated” definition of quality in aged care, and expects the reform roadmap to be completed by the end of the year.
With the deregulation of aged care and sister sectors such as disability services, organisations are becoming increasingly commercially competitive and entering non-traditional spaces to find new clients, says consultant Robert Lippiatt.
Australian aged care providers are not alone in their difficulties recruiting and retaining staff, with aged services around the world experiencing workforce woes, which signalled the need for global strategies, a leading international authority on aged care has said.
Some home care package providers are struggling to adapt their business models to be truly consumer directed and still operate service offerings that are largely menu-driven, an international conference has heard.
Community aged care providers should not underestimate the degree of change required to successfully respond to the government’s reforms to the sector, the head of a major disability service provider and early adopter of the NDIS has warned.
With increasing numbers of people receiving care at home, loneliness and social isolation are real problems that can have devastating consequences if left unaddressed. Community care services are at the vanguard of connecting people to each other and to their communities. Marie Sansom reports.
Programs that empower a predominantly female workforce, provide care for those with a mental illness, and facilitate church services for residents with dementia are among recent winners of two national awards programs.
The large number of migrant workers in the frontline aged care workforce who come from countries with less progressive attitudes may present a challenge to the implementation of the national gay and lesbian aged care strategy, former High Court justice Michael Kirby has said.
Look to others outside of the aged care sector for technological inspiration then personalise their ideas, advised Feros Care, which held an event to help providers on their technology journey.
The natural and man-made wonders of the world are now on the travel itineraries of aged care residents thanks to a new breed of virtual reality programming designed for aged care and people with dementia.
Aged care finance professionals need access to relevant and accurate information to make the best decisions, but our research shows that most financial officers are not getting access to the data they need, writes Craig Charlton.