Many providers welcome the announcement as a significant step towards creating an integrated community aged care system but some say they are disappointed about a lack of sector consultation.
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For the first time, nationally consistent guidelines have been introduced for the home delivered and centre-based meals sector under the Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Regular exercise for people with dementia improves balance and functional independence with everyday activities such as bathing and dressing, a new study has found.
Researchers and policy analysts Patricia and Don Edgar have written a new book showcasing the active and valuable contributions made by older Australians and calling for a rethink on how society understands ageing.
Health and aged care provider Cabrini has launched a new website to support health professionals to have sensitive conversations about advance care planning with people from different religious and cultural backgrounds.
Putting co-production into practice; supporting best practice dementia care in the community, and training update on program reporting for CHSP.
Individuals and community groups in Western Australia are being encouraged to take part in a short film competition that turns the lens on the topic of ageing.
Community organisations can learn a lot about how to create enticing and engaging participation opportunities for older people by considering their motivations for getting involved. Here, Dr Amanda Krause takes a look at why people take up singing.
A reluctance among older consumers to change their care arrangements or ask for additional services, coupled with poor advocacy from providers, has hampered the impact of consumer directed care, a government evaluation shows.
The Commonwealth and Western Australian governments have finalised a bilateral agreement for the delivery of a locally-run National Disability Insurance Scheme in WA, to commence from July.
With just weeks to go before deregulation is introduced into home care, the Department of Health has released the findings of key research into the readiness of providers for the landmark reforms.
Despite some industry resistance, technology platforms have an important role to play in advancing the government’s agenda to hand back greater choice and control to older Australians, writes Peter Scutt.
In the face of a deregulated home care market, supporting and empowering the direct care workforce will be more important than ever, write Nicki Doyle and Roshani Manouchehri.
The majority of clients in the National Disability Insurance Scheme trial have enjoyed greater choice and control under the new program, but some have found themselves to be worse off under the scheme, an evaluation has found.