The Department of Health has commissioned consultancy firm Nous Group to examine the adoption of wellness and reablement in all government-funded home care programs.
Covering topics such as successful ageing and intellectual disabilities and dementia, here’s our pick of the latest books to put on your bookshelf.
The Department of Health is hosting a live webinar for home care providers next week addressing the initial implementation of reforms underway since 27 February.
Aged care nurses who are dealing with mental health or drug and alcohol issues are being encouraged to avail of a new free national service providing confidential advice and referral.
Also: Greengate appoints Chris Rigby as CEO, while Peter Hodgson becomes chair and John Russell is appointed a director; Brightwater appoints Di Bennett as head of home care.
Also: New HammondCare facility; Mercy facility opens onsite pub; and new development for Churches of Christ in Queensland.
A partnership of aged care professionals, consumers, carers and nurses has produced a new series of resources to support older people as they navigate the aged care system.
A social enterprise that supports disadvantaged seniors and people living with disability has published a new e-cookbook to assist older people to prepare meals on a budget.
NPS MedicineWise has launched an education campaign for health professionals and consumers on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which affects more than 1 in 20 Australians over 55.
Commonwealth Home Support Program providers are being encouraged to take part in a national survey to provide feedback on the implementation of the government’s client contribution framework.
The dynamics of the relationship between young people with disability and their support worker have been captured in a new book produced as part of a national research project.
Getting women into senior and executive positions, and paying them equal wages to men, are challenges that still persist in the residential sector, figures show.
The federal government’s new restorative care program is underway with the inaugural allocation this week of 400 places with another 75 to come next financial year.
Utilising client feedback to attract and keep consumers in a competitive home care market is the focus of an upcoming sector conference taking place next month.