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.
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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.
A successful emergency department program to fast-track the care of aged care residents and seniors in the community is being rolled out to Cairns and Ipswich in Queensland after a successful pilot on the Sunshine Coast.
If infection gets into an area, lock down procedures must be enforced, cleaning specialist John Taylor tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Five aged care workers from South Australia have been selected to visit Japan in October as part of a provider exchange program.
Organisations that offer sports programs specifically tailored for people over 65 will be able to apply for almost $23 million in federal government funds.
Professor Christopher Rowe talks to CCR about his vision for the new Australian Dementia Network
Organisations named in the recent report on the tax practices of for-profit aged care providers say it contains misleading statements and inaccurate comparisons, submissions to a Senate inquiry show.