Aged care workers will soon be able to play a video game on their computer, tablet or smart phone to improve knowledge and skills in safety and minimise risk in the workplace.
We’re excited the government is developing a diversity framework to cover the needs of LGBTI, Aboriginal and CALD seniors in aged care and hope it will reflect input from the groups it aims to support, writes Peter Worland.
One of the early adopters of a British approach to dementia care is reporting positive outcomes at its aged care facilities in Brisbane and Canberra, while the model’s founder seeks more Australian facilities to get on board.
Australia’s adoption of a new national system providing advocacy for older people receiving aged care has progressed with the Commonwealth this morning releasing an updated draft framework and opening the funding round to deliver services.
Rural and remote providers welcome recent government funding boosts to aged care provision, and the minister’s public commitment to resolving issues in the bush, but they say government action must go beyond the viability supplement.
The Aged Care Financing Authority’s proposals to change the arrangements around government-supported older people in residential aged care have drawn a mixed response among provider groups.
An overseas visit has reminded me that Australian aged care has models of care and innovations that hold up internationally, writes Dr Eleanor Horton.
A new study is investigating the impact socialisation robots have on the wellbeing of aged care residents with dementia and the staff providing the therapy.
Aged care providers across the country are ramping up public awareness campaigns as consumer choice takes hold and landmark changes in home care come into effect this month.
A grassroots campaign of care professionals and services is pushing to embed community-based palliative care in Australia to provide more inclusive end-of-life care – and they say aged care providers have a key role to play.
The call for presentations for the Active Ageing Conference 2017 is now open, with aged care providers, community services, councils, researchers, allied health and other relevant professionals invited to submit.
There is no compelling case to change the Accommodation Bond Guarantee Scheme in aged care given most aged care operators have adequate prudential arrangements and the government can already levy industry to recoup costs, providers will tell the Aged Care Funding Authority’s review of the scheme.
Without a funding lifeline, Tasmania’s palliative care peak body will close its doors next week, ending its state-wide training and education services that include professional development for aged care.
When an older person moves into residential aged care, their loved one who has been caring for them at home often feels grief and isolation – but a new program aims to help.