The Victorian Government will introduce an independent registration and accreditation scheme for disability workers, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to commit to the regulatory regime.
Community Care Review
Specialist community care teams will continue to play an important role for people living with HIV, particularly with clients who are ageing and were diagnosed before new treatments were introduced in 1996, new research shows.
An innovative trial in Western Australia has been piloting the concepts of client choice and control in the Home and Community Care program, including giving clients the option of engaging their own support worker
A new DVD has been launched to help increase carers’ understanding of dementia and the impact on the brain.
Victorian not-for-profit aged care provider Benetas and Monash University have developed a new resource to support older people to identify and address the symptoms of frailty.
More than 4,000 nurses in general practices across Australia will be offered training to help them initiate conversations with their patients about advance care planning and palliative care.
Engaging people with dementia in meaningful activities and increasing family education and support can make a difference when addressing risky wandering, write Cheryl Alexander and Geoff Jones.
Living Labs, which encourage co-design and co-creation with service users, are assisting services to be better designed and tailored to what clients want and need, write Anne Livingstone and Elizabeth Dodd.
A series of new educational videos has been produced to improve health professionals’ specialist knowledge of community-based palliative care.
Support for home care providers to prioritise innovation; update on digital health strategy; understanding the future of work.
A consumer-accessible version of Australia’s first clinical guidelines on dementia has been launched at Parliament House on Wednesday.
Just 43 per cent of Regional Assessment Service (RAS) assessors said they were satisfied with the quality and accuracy of the information they received from the My Aged Care contact centre, a national evaluation of My Aged Care has found.
Home modifications produce improved outcomes when they are embedded in a reablement approach and focus on early intervention, a new review finds.
The effect of acquiring a disability in adulthood and an investigation into improving job and care quality in aged care are among the new research projects awarded funding this week from the Australian Research Council.