Virtual reality could be one way of enabling older people and those with a disability to explore worlds previously off limits to them, says an Australian media expert.
All aged care professionals have a responsibility to be informed about the signs of elder abuse and to raise suspected cases they encounter with a supervisor or manager in their organisation, providers and experts have said.
The provision of care support and training and education in dementia will adopt a more coordinated approach with the long-awaited awarding of tenders to deliver two nationally consistent programs.
How many older people miss out on aged care due to a scarcity of places? It’s the question that could frustrate the long-awaited review of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms, which now gets underway.
Stakeholders have welcomed the government’s much-anticipated appointment of a top bureaucrat to lead the review of the Living Longer Living Better reforms, saying they are keen for the process to get started.
Many aged care staff say their achievements and contribution to the organisation are not recognised by their employer, a major survey of frontline workers shows.
The aged care industry’s technology body is commissioning the development of a “technology roadmap” to identify providers’ ICT requirements as the sector is further reformed under the proposals outlined in the Aged Care Roadmap.
Australian Greens are unsuccessful in push for Senate inquiry into ACFI cuts, while Labor pursues amending terms of Living Longer Living Better review to include review of funding.
Aged care services and consumers have just three weeks to make submissions on the design of future aged care advocacy services, with the government this morning announcing the consultation period is open.
Providers question the department’s provision of new advice on the charging of additional fees in residential care, but consumers welcome the clarification.
Aged care providers should be using social media to create online communities that provide an authentic view of life within their facilities and the quality of care provided to residents, an expert suggests.
As aged care enters an era of unprecedented competition, providers that focus on delivering high quality or differentiated services will flourish while others flounder, a leading CEO has said.
Aged care leaders should start measuring and benchmarking the quality of life for the residents in their facilities as a way of fostering industry-wide collaboration to ensure older people live better lives.
South Australia’s recent move to legislate a requirement for developers to consider universal design illustrates what’s possible when people lobby governments, says MP.