From blunting demand for residential aged care to increasing the use of telehealth, different approaches are being taken by providers to ensure the long-term viability of rural and remote services.
Managing unspent funds in home care packages continues to be on ongoing issue for providers ahead of the February 2017 changes with new data showing up to a quarter of some packages has not been spent.
Providers should start preparing for a future where the traditional boundaries between home and residential care collapse and new models of care and accommodation emerge, sector leaders say.
As the delivery of healthcare increasingly moves from institutional settings out into the community, new research is exploring the impact of in-home care services on the meaning and experience of home for older people living with dementia.
ACH Group in South Australia is leading a project where consumers, carers and providers jointly develop a new model of respite care for people with younger onset dementia and their families.
There is a role for governments to increase consumer awareness and access to quality information on technology tools available for people with dementia and their carers, according to a major international review.
Consumer peak body Alzheimer’s Australia is proposing the Federal Government introduce a cap on the administration fees providers can charge as part of the delivery of home care packages and for all admin charges to be published on My Aged Care.
A new research project is investigating the impact of ageing in place policies for older renters.
Since last year the states have been working towards adopting a national code covering the conduct of health workers, including aged care’s personal care workers. AAA reports on the progress of the code, and what it means for providers, staff and consumers.
ELECTION: Experts are urging the next Australian government to urgently address the high rate of old age poverty and the need for a comprehensive aged care workforce strategy.
Older people with complex needs, low literacy and few social networks and financial resources are more likely to experience difficulty in adjusting to CDC, according to a new report.
Empowering consumers and allied health professionals with comprehensive information about assistive technology is critical for delivering appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
Rural and remote home care provider integratedliving has been awarded a national gong for its innovative range of home delivered meals incorporating Australian native food.
Some 100 leaders in the aged and disability sectors will converge in Canberra today for a one-day summit to plan for the needs of people with a disability as they age.