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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The government has launched a resource to help aged services care for the unique needs of Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Stolen Generations who have experienced physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse.
Aged and health care workers can now access a fully-funded dementia training program, delivered by facilitators from Alzheimer’s Australia.
The Department of Health has commissioned the new resource to clarify commonly misunderstood aspects of the Aged Care Funding Instrument and to help aged care providers receive appropriate funding by accurate claiming.
As Australia marks World Alzheimer’s Day today, Palliative Care Australia is calling for better access to appropriate palliative care for the 353,800 people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Residential and community care providers will now be supported to integrate enhanced spiritual care into everyday practice with the release of new national guidelines.
Resources targeting aged care workers and family carers of older people are among those being promoted by the Continence Foundation of Australia as it marks World Continence Week 20-26 June.
In this story: A snack-style cookbook for the elderly and those with dementia coming soon; and a nutrition guide for older people.