Industry peak body Catholic Health Australia has raised concerns about how the Federal Government might respond to the Carnell and Paterson review of regulatory issues triggered by the failures at Oakden in South Australia.
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Management and staff at two aged care organisations where 16 residents died during this year’s winter flu season lacked the skills and knowledge to respond to an outbreak, an audit by the Quality Agency has found.
The focus on value-for-money criteria in home modification schemes is having some unintended consequences, writes Dr Andrew Martel.
Australian researchers are working with health and aged care providers to trial a program to support and empower people with dementia and their carers, write Dr Kate Laver and Professor Lindy Clemson.
Every three seconds another person in China turns 65, making it the fastest ageing population in the world, the inaugural Australia-China Aged Care Industry Development Forum heard on Monday.
Aged care in a decade will look very different to now, writes Fiona Somerville, who offers a peek into what the yet-to-be-determined future may hold.
Diversity is an asset and something to be celebrated, ECH Group diversity manager Robyn Burton tells Australian Ageing Ageing.
Dementia among the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless is one of six diverse groups featured in a series of national workshops getting underway this month.
The ACT primary health network has joined other PHNs around Australia initiating programs to provide expert, coordinated and collaborative health care to aged care facility residents.
Palliative care needs, services and resources in residential aged care are the focus of a $15 million project involving a consortium of national agencies including provider representatives.
Also in this wrap: Benetas opens new facilities for village residents; and Greengate celebrates new Brisbane village.
The Federal Government is investing $2.8 million in detailed business case planning for a project to further develop the My Aged Care gateway.