Architects and designers can empower seniors and aged care residents through designing for the senses beyond the traditional five, such the senses of direction, balance and familiarity, writes Rulla Asmar.
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It’s time for exercise to be normalised for aged care residents, write Louise Czosnek, Dr Tim Henwood and Martin Bending.
Australia is “data rich but information poor” about what’s really going on in residential aged care, according to an aged care researcher.
The Labor government in Western Australia has struck a deal with the Commonwealth for the state to join the National Disability Insurance Scheme from 1 July next year.
Dementia Australia has expressed concern over the Federal Government’s decision not to support a Senate inquiry recommendation to expand the younger onset dementia key worker program and says the program’s future under the NDIS is uncertain.
Nearly 60 per cent of disability service providers say they find it hard to recruit support workers highlighting a labour market struggling to grow fast enough to meet demand for quality staff, a new survey shows.
Also in this wrap: Meaningful Ageing Australia appoints new board member; two executive appointments at Bolton Clarke; and AHURI announces new chief.
A research team from Monash University has made 104 recommendations for preventing deaths in residential aged care, many of which individual services can implement immediately.
An Australian-first study will investigate how much evidence-based care is being delivered to aged care residents.
The number of consumers on the national queue for home care packages has grown by 14 per cent to over 101,500 older people, the latest quarterly data report from the Department of Health shows.
A new Commonwealth government inquiry is investigating the quality of care in residential aged care services, instigated by federal health minister Greg Hunt.
Australian aged care providers are moving into China, encouraged by the size and demographics of the ageing population and the growing middle class able to pay for aged care for their parents and their future selves.