A hearing of the Royal Commission in Broome has heard about the lack of respite services in remote Western Australia.
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The amount of unspent home care funds being held in provider bank accounts has hit almost $600 milllion.
The current aged care funding model is under significant strain, with more than 45 per cent of residential aged care facilities operating at a loss, according to StewartBrown’s quarterly benchmarking report.
The Department of Health has launched a test website for consumers to trial its redeveloped My Aged Care website.
The ability of individual directors to conceptualise and a board to agree on how their organisation will be configured enables fundamental governance principles and practices to be enacted, writes Aaron Goldsworthy.
Residential aged care staff are still struggling to manage clients with dementia, despite increased research available on the subject, due to a simple lack of time and resources.
A new Australian invention designed to help people with neuromuscular diseases is set to undergo clinical tests.
NPS Medicine Wise has updated its medication tracking app so it can be used by carers and healthcare workers who are looking after more than one person.
Aged care expert Associate Professor Michael Murray has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Australian dementia researchers have taken the lead from online dating services in an innovative approach to linking people with dementia with the experts who are studying it.
Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.
Traditional residential aged care and home care business models will not survive mid-long term in the new customer-driven, competitive marketplace of aged care and health care, writes Michael Goldsworthy.