It is time for the Federal Government and the aged care industry to join forces to make real change to the aged care workforce, writes Sandra Hills.
PROFILE: For almost a decade, facility manager Paul Brophy has been staging musical events that bring together 20 aged care facilities across Melbourne.
Programs that empower a predominantly female workforce, provide care for those with a mental illness, and facilitate church services for residents with dementia are among recent winners of two national awards programs.
Isolation has major mental health and physical impacts on older people, yet limited funding and a prioritising of the physical needs of community care clients act as significant barriers to addressing the social wellbeing of individuals.
The International Longevity Centre Global Alliance, a multinational consortium sharing research, policy and knowledge related to population ageing, has announced overnight that a bid for an Australian centre has been successful.
A community nutritional care service that provides a qualified personal care attendant or community cook to prepare meals in older people’s homes is among the services and individuals nominated in this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards.
Welfare group the Brotherhood of St Laurence has raised concerns about the fate of respite services for people with high care needs under the government’s proposed new Commonwealth Home Support Program.
The government could save itself millions of dollars if it implements a new nationwide dental scheme as promised, a recently released report states.
Residents from 17 aged care facilities in Melbourne will get together for a fun afternoon of music and dance tomorrow.
The Australian Social Inclusion agenda must include policies to assist elderly people participate in community life, say not-for-profit organisations.
The Victorian provider is boosting its involvement in advocacy with the development of a new position.