The nation’s peak palliative care body is reviewing its position on euthanasia and physician-assisted dying after it became legal in Victoria, and has released two key reports on assisted dying around the world.
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Doctors’ groups have welcomed the additional $98 million to increase payments to general practitioners visiting aged care residents announced today in the Government’s half yearly budget update.
And independent ageing and disability commissioner with powers to execute search warrants and seize evidence will begin operating in NSW from July next year.
The federal government will provide $552.9 million for aged care spending and release 10,000 high-level home care packages within weeks.
New technology that uses artificial intelligence and the internet of things to monitor and track the daily routine of elderly people in their home will be the subject of a $260,000 government-funded trial
The Humans of Aged Care initiative will tell the inspiring stories about the sector that we all need to hear, writes Pat Sparrow.
Retirement living industry peaks are urging all retirement village operators to sign to the industry code of conduct launched today to demonstrate their commitment to high standards and resident satisfaction.
A new website and social media campaign that aims to highlight and celebrate positive aspects of aged care care through personal stories of those working in the sector has been launched today.
Aged care innovation network innovAGEING has launched a new program that brings together aged care industry experts to boost the initiative’s knowledge and the sector’s innovation capacity.
A newly-released national strategy aims to cut the amount of harmful or unnecessary medicines taken by older Australians in half within five years.
Peak aged care industry body ACSA has called for almost $700 million to immediately be made available for residential care, ahead of the federal government’s mid year financial outlook.
ACT provider Goodwin Aged Care has hired a pharmacist to work across its three residential aged care facilities as part of the organisation’s goal to improve resident access to medications.