The Australian Dental Association and Alzheimer’s Australia have partnered to release an education resource for dentists to help address the oral health needs of people living with dementia.
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A free tablet app has been released to support Australians with disability to identify the range of assistive equipment and technology options that could improve their independence and wellbeing.
A new educational resource has been developed to boost the knowledge of care workers supporting people with younger onset dementia.
Home care providers are urging the review into aged care reforms to address ongoing concerns over lengthy consumer delays in accessing Level 3 and 4 packages and low take up of Level 1 and 2 packages.
Anna Howard, CEO of Murray Mallee Aged Care, talks to Community Care Review about the additional costs facing rural home care providers and the potential of technology to overcome the tyranny of distance.
Rebecca McIntosh says understanding Masuko Bunney’s life story and interests has helped deliver support that meets her needs.
Disability service providers facing increased competition and funding pressures in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme are eyeing opportunities in new markets in a bid to secure their financial viability, a new survey shows.
Carers of people with dementia are being encouraged to participate in a new online education program developed by the University of Wollongong to boost uptake of respite services.
A series of home modification training workshops for occupational therapists, health professionals and builders are being held around Australia in 2017 to present best practice considerations for home modifications for older people and people with disability.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a suite of resources outlining the rights and obligations of consumers and providers in the emerging disability marketplace.
Healthy Ageing and Aged Care, a new book edited by Charles Sturt University academics Dr Maree Bernoth and Dr Denise Winkler, captures the personal experiences of ageing as told by older people as a powerful learning tool for health students.
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.
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