Aged care stakeholders are calling on all candidates to make a significant financial commitment to aged care in the upcoming federal election.
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An emphasis on vague goals like building momentum and safeguards in the national plan to tackle elder abuse would be better replaced by targeted funding of proven local services, writes Myfan Jordan.
A new evidence-based education package developed by La Trobe University aims to fill a training gap for personal care workers in the residential aged care sector.
The unions representing aged care workers have released a five-point plan ahead of the federal election in May, including a shopping list of demands for home care workers.
The consumer watchdog has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging Bupa Aged Care Australia breached the law by charging thousands of residents a fee for extra services that it did not fully provide.
Almost 1900 older Queenslanders were victims of alleged abuse by a family member or friend over a twelve-month period, according to a state government report.
WA provider Bethanie says an individualised training program rolled out at its wellness centres will help motivate customers to achieve meaningful goals.
A lack of knowledge among providers about what is required to register with the NDIS Commission before 1 July 2019 has contributed to the $1.6 billion “underspend” revealed in the Budget, writes Nathan Temple.
The majority of aged care residents are diagnosed with at least one mental health or behavioural condition while almost a third have high needs in all care domains, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
The next public hearing of the aged care royal commission will focus on dementia and quality, safety and restrictive practices in residential aged care, the commission has announced.
A West Australian study is investigating the impact of medicinal cannabis on the quality of life and behaviours of aged care residents living with dementia.
South Australian-based not-for-profit aged care provider Helping Hand has received $500,000 to develop a program to help seniors who grew up in out-of-home care access aged care services.