With residential aged care becoming predominantly high care, a growing movement is cautioning against facilities mimicking clinical hospital models, and is highlighting the importance of outdoor spaces.
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Service providers collaborating on a unique development to enable people with disabilities and their ageing parent carers to stay living together as they age say they are documenting their experiences and will produce a blueprint to guide other providers.
Telehealth and the NBN have long been expected to revolutionise home-based healthcare in Australia. But could a scaled down version of the NBN affect that? Natasha Egan reports.
Arcare expands in Queensland; IRT turns sod on development; new name for Warrigal.
Aged care and retirement living managers and leaders have been recognised for their leadership, innovation and excellence at a series of recent business and industry awards around the country.
Residents of IRT in Wollongong have their say about what they want for the future in a new film produced to mark the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.
Federal Minister for Regional Communications Sharon Bird launched on Wednesday an NBN enabled telehealth pilot program to support and monitor the health of older people in their homes.
AAA retreats to new and old methods of measuring public and sector opinion of the recently announced Workforce Compact. Read what has been said on and off the Twitter-feed.
More than 100 residents have been safely evacuated after a south-coast NSW aged care centre caught fire earlier today. NSW Police and Fire and Rescue NSW both attended the scene and now confirm that all is well. Residents are currently being relocated.
News in brief from the ageing agenda, featuring bites of information about recent research, technology, conference and government movements.
Residential aged care operators have 18 months to install sprinkler systems in their facilities, bringing them into line with Victoria and Queensland regulations. Consumer advocates praise the new regulations while providers express timeline concerns.
Wollongong may be bucking the trend in aged care and retirement living with it’s strong pipeline of new developments. IRT announced its latest $25m project yesterday, with thanks to the Government’s aged care reforms.
The Benevolent Society’s head of ageing, Barbara Squires and ACAA chief, Rod Young will join the NSW & ACT operator, IRT in a move that aims power up the organisation’s growing research and advocacy role.
A new partnership with a like-minded aged care provider from the UK covers staff retention and professional development at the same time.