While a consumer-driven home care market will create new opportunities to innovate and be creative, providers also need to be aware of their enhanced legal obligations in the new regulatory environment, writes Julie McStay.
Aged care consumers are being reminded to look for hidden costs and biases behind “free” support as two new national comparison websites come online in time for the latest aged care reforms.
Regular exercise for people with dementia improves balance and functional independence with everyday activities such as bathing and dressing, a new study has found.
The Commonwealth and Western Australian governments have finalised a bilateral agreement for the delivery of a locally-run National Disability Insurance Scheme in WA, to commence from July.
Anna Howard, CEO of Murray Mallee Aged Care, talks to Community Care Review about the additional costs facing rural home care providers and the potential of technology to overcome the tyranny of distance.
Specialist community care teams will continue to play an important role for people living with HIV, particularly with clients who are ageing and were diagnosed before new treatments were introduced in 1996, new research shows.
Three Perth-based not-for-profit providers have announced they will form a new organisation to provide a one-stop shop for home and community services to their collective client base.
Home modifications produce improved outcomes when they are embedded in a reablement approach and focus on early intervention, a new review finds.
The Federal Government has opened the competitive selection process for up to $115 million in Commonwealth Home Support Program growth funding over two years.
While pets can provide a range of benefits to older people at home, owners sometimes struggle to care for them as their own needs increase, but help is available, reports Natasha Egan.
The need to design towns and cities that support the independence of older people and those living with dementia is the “new normal”, says architect Guy Luscombe who has developed a toolkit for planners and councils.
The National Ageing Research Institute is developing an action plan to address elder abuse in Victoria that once validated could be adapted by other states.
Men make up only 10 per cent of the community care workforce, but some argue there is scope to double, if not triple, that number, as the notion of caring as ‘women’s work’ is challenged.
There is a role for governments to increase consumer awareness and access to quality information on technology tools available for people with dementia and their carers, according to a major international review.