Alzheimer’s Australia’s CEO Maree McCabe tells Australian Ageing Agenda she wants to ensure the voice of people living with dementia is heard.
From clinicians to aspiring leaders, aged care facilities are tapping mentors to pass on their knowledge and expertise.
Aged care provider The Whiddon Group is using International Nurses Day to launch a social media campaign that encourages people to thank nurses who have cared for them.
The My Aged Care platform will get a $3.1 million funding boost in 2017-18 to improve ICT system performance and efficiency, the government announced in last night’s budget.
A group of young professionals is preparing to take up board internships after completing a program that aims to support emerging leaders in aged care.
The trial of a new approach to supporting people with chronic disease will encourage GPs to offer telehealth services, a member of the digital health agency says.
In this story: Richard Hearn appointed chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network; aged care ICT innovator Anne Livingstone appointed to Forde Foundation for care leavers.
The Aged Care Funding Instrument should be dumped and a “blended payment” model with activity-based funding implemented in residential care, the government-commissioned report into ACFI has found.
Nurses must play a leading role in all aspects of digital healthcare to ensure technology is used for the benefit of the care recipient, professional bodies say.
An aged care executive is calling on the sector to remove latex from aged care workplaces and be more allergen aware, particularly in kitchens.
Also: Twilight Aged Care announces the appointment of former long-serving director and chairman John Laurie as its inaugural patron.
Also: HammondCare receives approval for new dementia village; and BaptistCare formally opens new Kellyville facility.
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.