Aged care provider Enrich Living Services has begun installing smart home monitoring to 100 homes across Australia as part of a deal with in-home safety technology company HomeStay Care.
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Older Australians who hold religious beliefs are around 30 per cent more likely to take on a role as carer, often for a spouse or partner, a study has found.
The federal government has pledged to get all young people with disability out of the residential aged care system within six years.
Also in this wrap: Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council appoints Dr George Margelis as independent chair.
Nature, relationships between staff and residents and leisure activities and social events are the three things that make living in aged care enjoyable, Queensland University of Technology research finds.
The government has launched the new single charter of rights, which providers will need to sign and give to every aged care recipient in their service.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.
Aged care nurses are among those awarded scholarships to complete postgraduate palliative care programs under a new initiative that aims to improve end-of-life care across settings.
Balancing increased flexibility in care delivery with objectivity in assessment will likely lead to challenges in transitioning to new quality standards, writes Steve Collier.
Also in this story: Council on the Ageing WA appoints new CEO.
Two Sydney councils have helped launched an initiative that brings together ageing home owners and younger community members with the aim of reducing social isolation among seniors and delaying the move into residential care.
The assessment and funding model proposed by the University of Wollongong recommends residents be grouped by 13 payment classes and that facilities not be advised of a resident’s class until after they are in care.