We’re excited the government is developing a diversity framework to cover the needs of LGBTI, Aboriginal and CALD seniors in aged care and hope it will reflect input from the groups it aims to support, writes Peter Worland.
An overseas visit has reminded me that Australian aged care has models of care and innovations that hold up internationally, writes Dr Eleanor Horton.
Community organisations can learn a lot about how to create enticing and engaging participation opportunities for older people by considering their motivations for getting involved. Here, Dr Amanda Krause takes a look at why people take up singing.
With older people now the fastest growing segment of the prison population, we urgently need to resource research and change practice in line with the evidence, writes Dr Bruce Stevens.
Despite some industry resistance, technology platforms have an important role to play in advancing the government’s agenda to hand back greater choice and control to older Australians, writes Peter Scutt.
In the face of a deregulated home care market, supporting and empowering the direct care workforce will be more important than ever, write Nicki Doyle and Roshani Manouchehri.
Rebecca McIntosh says understanding Masuko Bunney’s life story and interests has helped deliver support that meets her needs.
Leading Age Services Australia has been prepared to deliver hard messages on behalf our members to politicians and policy makers alike – and will continue to do so, writes Sean Rooney.
Aged care facilities should ensure that residents have access to gardens, which research shows bring us all physical and psychological benefits, writes Cath Manuel.
Aged care facilities can utilise emerging hardware and software to drive improved business and care outcomes, but this requires investment in infrastructure, writes Paul Craven.
From residential and community aged care providers to sporting and cultural bodies, all community organisations need a charter for supporting our older citizens, argues Daniella Greenwood.
Engaging people with dementia in meaningful activities and increasing family education and support can make a difference when addressing risky wandering, write Cheryl Alexander and Geoff Jones.
Living Labs, which encourage co-design and co-creation with service users, are assisting services to be better designed and tailored to what clients want and need, write Anne Livingstone and Elizabeth Dodd.
As our study into the role and effects of regulation in aged and dementia care enters its final stages, some interesting findings are emerging, write Ashley Carr and Professor Simon Biggs.