Two new resources aimed at improving the delivery and navigation of respite services for people living with dementia are now available.
Community Care Review
Community care workers are being encouraged to enrol in a free online course to increase their knowledge of dementia prevention approaches.
The Federal Government is urging aged care providers, peak bodies and consumers to have their say on the development of a new framework for delivering care to older Australians with diverse needs.
Home Care Today, a CDC support project, is hosting a free webinar next month for home care package providers on identifying the signs of elder abuse.
From smart clothing to in-home monitoring systems, assistive technology has the potential to support older people and people with disability to remain living independently.
Despite continued growth in government-funded home care and home support, the sector’s full-time equivalent direct care workforce has shrunk by 19 per cent since 2012, official figures show.
Early experiences of CDC in Australia highlight the potential of the new system to exacerbate inequalities and the limits of the government’s consumer choice rhetoric in aged care, writes Dr Beatriz Cardona.
A series of online resources has been launched today to assist community care staff to raise advance care planning with their clients, particularly those in the early stages of dementia.
A new book has been published to help health professionals manage natural and man-made disasters.
Community care providers are being encouraged to have their say on the skills impacts of consumer-directed policy reforms underway in the sector as part of a new national project.
A new resource advises retirement villages on the considerations for moving into the home care market in the context of reforms deregulating the allocation of packages.
Provider and consumer peak bodies are urging the Federal Government to increase the flexibility of the home care system to distribute packages based on assessed need rather than by funding level.
Excessive exit fees and minimum notice periods could turn the hype of increased choice and control in home care into a fallacy, an advocacy group has warned.
Dementia key workers are helping people with younger onset dementia negotiate tailored services and supporting them to live meaningful lives, write Anita Westera and Dave Fildes.