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.
An aged care provider has embarked on a facility-based volunteer program with its suppliers in a bid to source better products and services for its residents.
Current trends suggest that the changes in aged care that we’ve seen so far are just the tip of the iceberg, writes Robert Goodliffe.
More than 175 RSL Care + RDNS aged care residents in north Queensland are sheltering in temporary accommodation, while many home care services remain suspended in affected areas.
Aged care providers that effectively engage with the older people using their services will be better placed to compete in the care market and support consumer direction, says a top researcher in the field.
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.
Greater emphasis on the importance of board members could attract more women to the role, an advisor tells AAA in this report marking International Women’s Day.
Some existing clients have not been assigned a home care package following the updates to My Aged Care over the weekend, as the department confirms manual data work is underway to fix the issues.
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.
My Aged Care will be offline for 65 hours from 3pm today for a major system upgrade to support the landmark home care reforms that come into effect on Monday.
Sydney aged care provider Scalabrini Village has implemented a new strategy this week aimed at improving staff engagement and wellbeing through meditation.
Aged care providers across the country are ramping up public awareness campaigns as consumer choice takes hold and landmark changes in home care come into effect this month.
RSL Care + RDNS has added a retirement village and a home care service in NSW plus a mental health team in South Australia, further expanding its portfolio of properties and services.
Flexible health, wellness and lifestyle services are the focus of a new home care program launched by not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider Southern Cross Care WA.