Aged care organisation IRT Group and disability employment provider the Flagstaff Group are piloting a new training program to assist people with disabilities to move into a career in aged care.
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Given very little is known about the quality of day respite centres, a new project will begin a conversation about the issues in respite service provision in Australia, says researcher.
Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie has accused home care providers of charging clients excessive administration fees on a scale that amounts to “systemic rorting” of government subsidies.
The Continence Foundation of Australia has released new web resources and information on incontinence management for people with disability and low literacy.
TAFE NSW is offering a free dementia support course for frontline staff working in residential and community aged care covering the latest in dementia care and responding to challenging behaviours.
A new evidence-based resource is available for health professionals to help identify and meet the emotional and psychological needs of people with diabetes.
Rod, 54, who acquired a brain injury following a car accident in 2001, says the care he receives from support worker Euan allows him to lead an independent life.
Constructing older people as ‘empowered consumers’ risks overlooking the disparity of resources, knowledge and support networks available to help them navigate an increasingly complex care market, writes Dr Beatriz Cardona.
The financial performance of home care providers improved in 2014-2015, with 72 per cent of providers recording a net profit, up six per cent on the previous year.
Team Connect, a group of professionals working in and around the aged care sector, have partnered with World Vision and Aussie Farmers Direct to support improved nutrition and child feeding practices in Timor-Leste.
A new website and national helpline has been launched to support Australians experiencing hearing loss.
Newcastle University in the UK is offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on assessing and reducing the risk of falls.
A new audio installation to be featured in the Junction Arts Festival in Launceston next week explores the personal stories of retirement village residents.
Reducing dependence on government funding, scale, efficiency and brand are all essential to provider sustainability in the home care market, says financial consultant.