The changing needs of retirement village residents combined with ageing housing stock is challenging the retirement living sector, a forum has heard.
Findings will inform the new taskforce charged with developing a workforce strategy, to be established in July, says minister.
As residential providers look to adopt consumer directed care, a community care executive says engaging with seniors about what they want and value can be most beneficial.
Lengthy inquiry recommends consideration of nursing requirements, publication of staff ratios and efforts to tackle pay in aged care.
A new health campaign targeting women who laugh off bladder leakage as a natural part of ageing is urging seniors and those who care for them to seek help.
Older people living in residential aged care need access to technology that enhances their quality of life, says the head of the national peak body for seniors and technology.
Seniors and legal centres call for government to enact new elder abuse recommendations while aged care providers say report will inform ongoing reviews.
Australia’s law reform body has recommended strengthening protections for seniors in aged care including a more extensive scheme for reporting and investigating alleged incidents.
An Australian-first training program to implement consumer directed care in residential aged care facilities has been shown to improve resident wellbeing.
Aged care CEO Sandra Hills says she hopes to use her Queen’s Birthday Honour as a platform to further drive change in the sector.
Aged care’s new technology roadmap has been welcomed by government and the opposition for its potential to integrate into the ongoing reform process.
A new fund to help providers integrate technology into aged care services is among initiatives proposed in a sector technology plan launched by Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt.
Without the viability supplement, most indigenous and indigenous-focused residential aged care providers would run at a loss, a national audit has found.
The challenge facing governments and providers is how fast planning laws can change to meet seniors’ wishes to age in place, says a leading expert on housing.