The nation’s peak advocacy group for older people has called for a three-month waiting time target for home care packages, saying the latest data shows Australians are “crying out for home care support”.
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Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett says she is motivated by seeing the impact her research has on aged care residents.
A quarter of Australians aged over 50 expect the government will fund most of their future aged care needs while 88 per cent are under the assumption that at least part of their care will be Commonwealth funded.
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The latest government figures show the number of people waiting for a home care package has increased to more than 108,000.
A study is looking at collaboration between indigenous art centres and aged care providers in remote parts of Australia in a project that could form the basis of a unique new application of consumer directed care.
Measuring factors like loneliness, connection to friends and family, sense of purpose and community engagement can easily be incorporated into home care assessments and can result in happier clients and better services, a study has found
There are mutually beneficial opportunities available to aged care employees and employers that can help to make a positive difference to the retirement incomes of staff, writes Neil Saxton.
An aged care provider is piloting a new therapy program involving residents playing and making music while elsewhere aged care and retirement living communities are being encouraged to apply for $10,000 grants to start a community choir.
A new study is investigating the impact that volunteer-led befriending has on the mental health of aged care residents.
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There is currently no accurate way of estimating demand for home care in Australia and this has created huge gaps in what we know about the impact of the aged care reforms sweeping the industry, an issues paper says.