The Federal Government is not committing to remove current restrictions that prevent aged care residents from accessing Medicare-funded psychology sessions, despite a growing chorus of experts calling for a change and mounting media coverage of the issue.
Greg Hunt has been appointed the Minister for Health and Sport while Ken Wyatt has been appointed the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced.
With a growing difference between the average refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) and median house prices in Australia, aged care providers are being advised to consider increasing their bonds.
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.
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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 social robot Matilda can be used to effectively engage aged care residents living with dementia, according to the results of an Australian trial.
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.
Aged care provider peak bodies say more evidence and consideration is needed before the laws around mandatory reporting of assaults in aged care are expanded, following the Australian Law Reform Commission’s proposals for a new regime.
A new “reportable incidents scheme” in aged care would require aged care providers to report alleged assaults to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner as well as the police and the Department of Health under proposals put forward by the Australian Law Reform Commission.
Concerns about local representation were among the reasons why South Australian and Northern Territory members of Leading Age Services Australia decided to leave the organisation and establish a new peak body, the group’s CEO has told Australian Ageing Agenda.
Community housing provider recognised; top gong for dementia educators; hospital geriatric program wins awards; recognition for aged care provider’s use of technology.
The Federal Government announces changes to how it will achieve savings of $1.2 billion in aged care funding by adjusting some of the controversial measures contained in its May budget.
PresCare has seen a 50 per cent reduction in unnecessary hospital transfers since implementing a sub-acute model of care at its Alexandra Gardens facility.