There needs to be greater financial transparency of all aged care providers receiving taxpayer funds plus a stronger focus on the financial sustainability of the sector, a Senate inquiry has heard this week.
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Virtual reality technology is offering exciting new opportunities for dementia patients, the aged and those with low vision.
The three aged care peak bodies have jointly called for a focus on aged care funding in the five upcoming Federal by-elections.
Also in this wrap: BallyCara announces new director of the Sona Institute; Anne Livingstone and Dr Sabrina Pit appointed to ISO technical committee; and International Council of Nurses appoints Australian CEO.
The use of Nanny Cams raises serious legal issues for home care services, says a legal specialist who believes it’s time for providers to develop guidelines on the issue.
Australia’s aged care service organisations have joined forces with the federal government’s digital health agency to contact members and highlight the benefits of the expansion of My Health Record to an opt-out program.
The UK system has embraced the user-pay philosophy more than Australia, which has allowed the provision of a very diverse range of services, aged care CEO Olive Wright says she observed on a recent study tour.
Dementia specialist aged care provider HammondCare is leading the Australian component of an international trial testing a drug that aims to slow down cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Transferring residential aged care funding to consumers, adapting to consumer directed home care and increasing community-based palliative care, are among key incomplete reforms, Professor Michael Woods tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care minister Ken Wyatt has written to home care providers reminding them they will be required to participate in a pricing comparison table on the My Aged Care website from mid next year.
Community provider 3Bridges has been named as a finalist in the HESTA national aged care awards for a new model of dementia support it’s piloting in Sydney.
Also in this wrap: St Ives Home Care rebrands; Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health amalgamate; and Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care complete merger.