Aged care facilities should recognise the need for palliative care much earlier to avoid hospital admissions at end of life, says a leading practitioner.
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Ongoing staff training and links with outside services are among the strategies Uniting AgeWell is using to enhance its palliative care.
Also in this story: Anglican Care picks up an independent facility in Bulahdelah, St Catherine’s residents move in to new Bathurst facility; and Australian Unity opens Glen Waverley aged and retirement living facility.
Aged care facilities will be able to compare their accreditation performance against regional and national benchmarks under a new system coming online next month, the quality agency chief says.
The Federal Government will today detail the latest allocation of beds under the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round providing almost 10,000 new aged care places.
Consumers and community care providers say government needs to ramp up information and support for navigating home care amid concerns packages aren’t being taken up.
While pushing back the introduction of an integrated in-home care system is not ideal, it will give us an opportunity to put in place a more effective home care system for all, writes Jeremy McAuliffe.
New figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show hospitalisations for palliative care increased 19 per cent in four years – the most growth of all reasons for a hospital stay.
A world-first app has been launched to support older people and people with disabilities, including renters and strata occupiers, to make simple, inexpensive modifications to their homes.
Also in this wrap: executive team for merged trio in WA is announced; Baptistcare appoints new head of aged care; and a new director announced for HammondCare’s palliative care centre.
As Australia marks National Palliative Care Week, aged care, seniors and palliative care groups release set of agreed principles on end-of-life care in residential facilities.
Regis Aged Care has acquired Presbyterian Care Tasmania’s aged care and retirement living business.