Experts say the government’s new mental health advisory group must ensure the needs of older Australians, particularly those living in aged care, are given greater consideration.
A majority of Australian seniors are using digital devices to manage their health, signalling a critical role for consumer-focused technologies in aged care, new report finds.
Tablets and smart TVs will facilitate internet access for residents as provider updates ICT infrastructure to improve care and quality of life.
The lack of a clear national policy could stymie the future growth of the retirement living sector in Australia, a new analysis concludes.
A major operator is calling for special zoning for retirement living facilities in line with the planning concessions granted to aged care.
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.
Nine high-performing women from HammondCare will further their leadership skills under a new program worth $170,000 a year.
Resource guides aged care organisations through implementing a student placement and staff education program in their facilities.
Today’s merger means that aged care technology vendors can be more proactive in responding to the impact of reforms in the sector, peak body president tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Sydney aged care provider Scalabrini Village has implemented a new strategy this week aimed at improving staff engagement and wellbeing through meditation.
Also in this wrap: Catholic Healthcare opens first mental health-aged care transition unit in region; and numerous Churches of Christ Queensland projects get underway.
One of the early adopters of a British approach to dementia care is reporting positive outcomes at its aged care facilities in Brisbane and Canberra, while the model’s founder seeks more Australian facilities to get on board.
An overseas visit has reminded me that Australian aged care has models of care and innovations that hold up internationally, writes Dr Eleanor Horton.
The longstanding issue of low wages for care workers and nurses in residential aged care is back in focus as a Senate committee investigates the sector’s workforce. But is anything likely to change?