A playgroup hosted within an aged care facility is showing intergenerational activities are effective in helping residents keep connected, a leading provider says.
New campaign launched today calls on government to rule out funding cuts in next month’s budget, while sector stakeholders eye more coordinated grassroots lobbying.
A campaign is raising funds to expand a local social enterprise that digitally connects isolated older people through an evidence-based program.
The government is preparing to release the highly-anticipated review into alternatives to the Aged Care Funding Instrument.
The aged care workforce census shows the residential sector has grown substantially, with current recruitment and retention approaches “working well.”
There is minimal chance of harm for residents who leave their facility without informing staff, raising questions over the basis of safety fears for those who wander, says researcher.
The government is to undertake further consultations with the aged care sector before making a decision on the future funding model for residential care, Australian Ageing Agenda has confirmed.
Tablets and smart TVs will facilitate internet access for residents as provider updates ICT infrastructure to improve care and quality of life.
Aged services delivering both residential and home care tell AAA they are confident proposed common standards can be applied across different settings.
A major operator is calling for special zoning for retirement living facilities in line with the planning concessions granted to aged care.
As Australia marks International Women’s Day, Australian Ageing Agenda examines why more women aren’t progressing into leadership positions in aged care, and what can be done about it.
Assessment teams in just two states are meeting their targets for “high priority” referrals, health department officials have revealed.
Department of Health officials have defended the outsourcing of major pieces of research and analysis that will inform the government’s current review of reforms and shape its future plans for the sector.
Aged care providers and consumer groups have heralded the latest changes to aged care that came into force this week, saying the reforms will improve outcomes for seniors and drive quality in the sector.