While a consumer-driven home care market will create new opportunities to innovate and be creative, providers also need to be aware of their enhanced legal obligations in the new regulatory environment, writes Julie McStay.
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.
An overseas visit has reminded me that Australian aged care has models of care and innovations that hold up internationally, writes Dr Eleanor Horton.
With older people now the fastest growing segment of the prison population, we urgently need to resource research and change practice in line with the evidence, writes Dr Bruce Stevens.
Leading Age Services Australia has been prepared to deliver hard messages on behalf our members to politicians and policy makers alike – and will continue to do so, writes Sean Rooney.
Aged care facilities can utilise emerging hardware and software to drive improved business and care outcomes, but this requires investment in infrastructure, writes Paul Craven.
From residential and community aged care providers to sporting and cultural bodies, all community organisations need a charter for supporting our older citizens, argues Daniella Greenwood.
As our study into the role and effects of regulation in aged and dementia care enters its final stages, some interesting findings are emerging, write Ashley Carr and Professor Simon Biggs.
High quality leadership development in aged care can happen on a relatively small budget, says Dr Judith Chapman, who outlines four elements of a winning strategy.
Our knowledge about how to design buildings that support people with dementia has never been greater, but it’s being ignored by too many providers, says Professor Mary Marshall.
The coming 18 months will be extremely challenging as all aged care providers adapt to a competitive market and cope with the changes to their revenue base, write Louise Greene and Fiona Somerville.
Three big challenges greet new clinical team leaders from their first day in the role. If you are considering a leadership position, or are still settling into your new role, psychologist Judith Chapman shares what you can expect.
Communication between residents and care staff is vital to the success of consumer directed care in residential aged care, write Michelle Bennett, Marita McCabe and Elizabeth Beattie.
Understanding the health and social benefits of food and nutrition in the care of people with dementia is vital, writes Ngarie Hobbins.