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.
PROFILE: Person centred care and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the care of older people have been motivating philosophies throughout Catherine Brown’s 30-year nursing career.
Improving the quality of information and ready supply of assistive technologies (AT) in Australia is critical to realising the potential of AT in the lives of older people and people with disability, says Dr Natasha Layton, an occupational therapist and board member of the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association.
Australian-first research has shown that modifying the home of a community care client can reduce the need for care by an average of 42 per cent and lead to a 40 per cent improvement in a person’s quality of life.
The mental health of home care workers should be a priority as parliament considers the future of the aged care workforce, an organisational psychologist and academic has said.
A senate inquiry investigating Australia’s aged care workforce has been told that a portable entitlement scheme for aged care workers should be introduced to help tackle the sector’s retention problem.
The Federal Government has responded to significant consumer demand for high level home care packages by allocating 93 per cent of new places in the 2015 Aged Care Approvals Round as Level 3 and 4 packages.