Clusters of universally designed communities serviced by home care providers and supported by assistive technologies could be a new model for aged services in rural and remote areas, says an executive who has explored international approaches.
Issues around access to services, exercising choice and navigating the NDIS are among the challenges that persist for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors, says Angela Quero.
Equipping nurses and other frontline aged care workers to better manage their emotions leads to improved wellbeing, reduced stress levels and better quality of care for residents, new research shows.
Young professionals and industry veterans are collaborating to tackle the long-standing issue of aged care sector support for aspiring leaders.
Mike Woods has urged aged care providers and other sector stakeholders to be “active participants” in the imminent review of Living Longer Living Better
Aged care providers need to “make noise” about the “perverse incentives” within the Aged Care Funding Instrument that prevent more residents from availing of a reablement approach in residential care, a leading expert has said.
The nine state-based agencies that provide advocacy to recipients of aged care are urging the Federal Government to confirm the future delivery of the program, as their funding is due to run out in January.
Thousands of volunteers are carrying out a range of important roles to benefit clients across home care, but just like the paid workforce, they need deliberate and considered organisational support.
There are remarkable parallels between aged care and primary healthcare in terms of the issues being faced and the sectors could collaborate more on key areas such as workforce and technology, says Sean Rooney.
Providing older people with the information and support to be empowered consumers in the reformed aged care system is central to the latest reform blueprint, and providers have a role to play in this area.
Aged care stakeholders have welcomed the reappointment of Sussan Ley as Minister for Aged Care and Ken Wyatt as Assistant Minister, saying it provides continuity for the next stage of reforms.
Aged care providers, consumers and unions have told the re-elected Coalition Government they are united on the further reforms needed to aged care and initial steps must be contained in the next budget.
With devices becoming more affordable, the use of virtual reality as a therapeutic tool in aged care is increasing, and many developers are working to produce content specifically for residents, reports Darragh O’Keeffe.
The experiment to introduce consumer directed care to residential aged care homes in the UK has “largely failed at this point”, after pilots showed poor uptake among seniors, says an Australian aged care leader who has just returned from a study trip.