Findings will inform the new taskforce charged with developing a workforce strategy, to be established in July, says minister.
A new health campaign targeting women who laugh off bladder leakage as a natural part of ageing is urging seniors and those who care for them to seek help.
Older people living in residential aged care need access to technology that enhances their quality of life, says the head of the national peak body for seniors and technology.
Some indigenous seniors, particularly those living in remote areas, face challenges in accessing My Aged Care which risks reducing take-up of services.
The government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of My Aged Care amid ongoing confusion among seniors about the latest reforms.
Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has heard from experts about how to address the current exclusion of residents from subsidised psychological services but there is no timeline for action, department officials say.
The Federal Government will today detail the latest allocation of beds under the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round providing almost 10,000 new aged care places.
Consumers and community care providers say government needs to ramp up information and support for navigating home care amid concerns packages aren’t being taken up.
Aged care facilities in rural areas often struggle the most to access specialist care but Corangamarah Residential Aged Care in rural Victoria is being supported by local and regional palliative services.
Using a mobile device to access illustrated care directives at the bedside can increase quality of care, aged care workers say.
Governments have committed an extra $11 billion annually to the NDIS but unless action is taken many young people living in aged care will miss out on the scheme, writes Luke Bo’sher.
South Australian musician Kerry Reid turned to volunteering in residential aged care to keep busy after her mother passed away.
The long-running debate over the role of government in helping to establish an aged care workforce strategy has been resolved with the Budget announcement of funding for a new taskforce.
A new framework puts a stronger focus on psychosocial needs when providing continence support.