More than 175 RSL Care + RDNS aged care residents in north Queensland are sheltering in temporary accommodation, while many home care services remain suspended in affected areas.
An increasing number of older people will be unable to pay a bond when entering residential aged care if outright home ownership among retirees continues to decline, expert says.
A majority of Australian seniors are using digital devices to manage their health, signalling a critical role for consumer-focused technologies in aged care, new report finds.
There is minimal chance of harm for residents who leave their facility without informing staff, raising questions over the basis of safety fears for those who wander, says researcher.
Tablets and smart TVs will facilitate internet access for residents as provider updates ICT infrastructure to improve care and quality of life.
Aged care providers that effectively engage with the older people using their services will be better placed to compete in the care market and support consumer direction, says a top researcher in the field.
Aged services delivering both residential and home care tell AAA they are confident proposed common standards can be applied across different settings.
Aged care organisations could disclose performance issues in return for less intensive external assessment under proposals released by government.
Nine high-performing women from HammondCare will further their leadership skills under a new program worth $170,000 a year.
Greater emphasis on the importance of board members could attract more women to the role, an advisor tells AAA in this report marking International Women’s Day.
Resource guides aged care organisations through implementing a student placement and staff education program in their facilities.
Some existing clients have not been assigned a home care package following the updates to My Aged Care over the weekend, as the department confirms manual data work is underway to fix the issues.
Today’s merger means that aged care technology vendors can be more proactive in responding to the impact of reforms in the sector, peak body president tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care providers and consumers have told Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt they agree with the Aged Care Roadmap’s outline for future reform of the sector but that multiple strategies will be needed to ensure the landmark changes deliver an inclusive and sustainable system.