Seniors who are cash-strapped and have complex healthcare needs will end up in the hospital system as the recent funding cuts limit the ability of aged care operators to accommodate them, provider says.
AUDIO: Aged care providers should focus on small-scale, domestic and familiar when aiming for good dementia design, says Emeritus Professor Mary Marshall.
Not-for-profit providers back Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon’s call for a Senate inquiry into aged care funding, following the government’s controversial changes to ACFI.
Mature age employment, dementia and palliative care are among the areas featured in the Greens aged care policy, released yesterday.
The Labor party says it will release the economic modelling behind the controversial budget measure to reduce aged care funding by $1.2 billion if elected, but maintains it cannot reverse the changes.
Coalition MPs are being warned that votes are on the line if the Federal Government’s controversial cuts to aged care funding aren’t halted, with aged care providers ramping up grassroots campaigns.
The Coalition has announced it will provide $7.5 million for the establishment of specialist care units to care for people living with dementia and very severe behaviours.
For his years volunteering in aged care and disability services, John Dennis was recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday honours, along with others supporting aged care and dementia care.
The use of restraint in aged care and the lack of regulation around it is among the issues the Australian Law Reform Commission is exploring in its elder abuse inquiry, an issues paper released today shows.
New or re-assessed residents who can afford to pay for non-medication based pain management services that have been reduced by ACFI changes may choose to purchase them, but poorer seniors can’t afford to, says Richard Hearn.
ELECTION: The need for a full and independent review of ACFI is a key issue facing the sector, Greens spokesperson on ageing Senator Rachel Siewert tells AAA.
ELECTION: Among the political parties vying for votes on 2 July is the Mature Australia Party, which says it has a special commitment to the interests of people aged over 50.
Despite myriad barriers, ongoing education is the best way to ensure aged care staff can adequately identify and treat pain in people living with dementia and improve their outcomes, according to an expert appearing in a new educational video launched today.
The NSW Government has decided against retaining the state’s legislation that requires a registered nurse on duty at all times in nursing homes, bringing to an end a debate that has been running for almost two years.