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.
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Balancing increased flexibility in care delivery with objectivity in assessment will likely lead to challenges in transitioning to new quality standards, writes Steve Collier.
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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.
A new initiative will deliver psychological services to aged care residents and provide training opportunities for staff working in residential care facilities.
The government has launched a four-year national plan to combat elder abuse through action in five priority areas including research, education, prevention and the strengthening of support services and safeguards.
The one-off $320 million increase to residential aged care subsidies takes affect from today, the government has announced.
The introduction of mandatory income-tested fees for home care would be positive for both the sustainability of the sector and for consumers, the aged care royal commission has heard.
There are other solution-focused ways to try and overcome a resident’s aggression or agitation, Tamar Krebs writes.
The average amount of unspent funds per home care package client has hit almost $7,000 and total unspent funds are likely to reach $600 million by the end of the financial year, a key financial analysis shows.
Researchers are working with Meals on Wheels to find ways of boosting the energy and protein intake of customers.