Aged care workers will soon be able to play a video game on their computer, tablet or smart phone to improve knowledge and skills in safety and minimise risk in the workplace.
Rural and remote providers welcome recent government funding boosts to aged care provision, and the minister’s public commitment to resolving issues in the bush, but they say government action must go beyond the viability supplement.
Aged care providers across the country are ramping up public awareness campaigns as consumer choice takes hold and landmark changes in home care come into effect this month.
Without a funding lifeline, Tasmania’s palliative care peak body will close its doors next week, ending its state-wide training and education services that include professional development for aged care.
Using digital technology to enable and empower informal carers is a priority of the digital health agency and its forthcoming national strategy, says the agency’s CEO Tim Kelsey.
A new report highlighting the impact that vision loss has on quality of life for an estimated 100,000 older Australians is calling for a federally-funded program to provide affordable aids.
A visiting US aged care technology expert is seeking input from CIOs and other aged care leaders with experience adopting health information technology in residential facilities to inform an international study.
Long-serving aged care chief executive Vaughan Harding has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to aged care organisations in this week’s Australia Day honours.
Seniors groups have called for improvements to the quality and delivery of information and support given to consumers to help them better understand and exercise choice and control in aged care.
Providers and consumers will get another chance to share their experiences of using My Aged Care and highlight areas for improvement, the Department of Health has announced.
RSL Care + RDNS has added a retirement village and a home care service in NSW plus a mental health team in South Australia, further expanding its portfolio of properties and services.
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Flexible health, wellness and lifestyle services are the focus of a new home care program launched by not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider Southern Cross Care WA.
A Monash University and Resthaven research collaboration has found that aged care residents with multiple medications or complex drug regimens are more likely to be hospitalised than those without.