Also: Twilight opens upgraded facility; Churches of Christ plans to create integrated seniors community; Rosewood ready for new facility.
Aged care nurses who are dealing with mental health or drug and alcohol issues are being encouraged to avail of a new free national service providing confidential advice and referral.
Aged care providers that effectively engage with the older people using their services will be better placed to compete in the care market and support consumer direction, says a top researcher in the field.
Also: New HammondCare facility; Mercy facility opens onsite pub; and new development for Churches of Christ in Queensland.
A partnership of aged care professionals, consumers, carers and nurses has produced a new series of resources to support older people as they navigate the aged care system.
Resource guides aged care organisations through implementing a student placement and staff education program in their facilities.
Also in this wrap: Catholic Healthcare opens first mental health-aged care transition unit in region; and numerous Churches of Christ Queensland projects get underway.
The directors of aged care boards are facing “key tests” including a high regulatory burden, increasing consumer choice and changes to funding, the Governance Institute of Australia has warned.
Also in this wrap: Western Australian provider SwanCare appoints Etta Palumbo as its new chair, and consumer lobby group National Seniors appoints Ian Henschke as its chief advocate.
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.
Arcare opens $60 million Malvern East facility; doors open at St Vincent’s Care Services Maroochydore; Hall & Prior building $67 million Perth centre; and Benetas gets green light for $26 million facility.
Aged care staff, residents, families and volunteers are being asked to share their experiences with food in residential aged care as part of a major project that aims to guide positive change in the sector.
Long-serving aged care chief executive Vaughan Harding has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to aged care organisations in this week’s Australia Day honours.
Baptistcare WA appoints Russell Bricknell as chief executive officer; Braemar appoints Wayne Belcher as CEO; Vik Jeyakumar appointed chief executive officer at Kira; and three new appointments to Aged Care Financing Authority.