Home aged care providers can take a leaf from the disability service book, where the individual support package model is setting the tone for the future of consumer directed care, an industry conference will hear.
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The royal commission has heard “significant” concerns about respite care and the effect of the “try before you buy” approach on the availability of residential respite.
Aged care providers need to work with their residents to provide meaningful wellness activities, two occupational therapists tell Australian Ageing Agenda ahead of their appearance at an industry conference.
A “significant” imbalance of power has made residents and home care recipients fearful of making complaints, the royal commission into aged care heard this week.
Psychotropic drugs are being inappropriately used to manage dementia, the aged care royal commission has been told.
Disability service providers have welcomed moves to introduce national screening for NDIS workers but say the scheme needs to cast a wider net across the disability support sector, including those holding key decision-making roles.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care is a welcome development for many reasons including the opportunities it provides to reflect on the achievements as well as the oversights of the reforms in home care, Dr Beatriz Cardona writes.
Queensland-based residential aged care and retirement living providers have until the end of March to complete the first stage of a three-step process ensuring their buildings are not affected by combustible cladding.
The paramount importance of quality of life to aged care consumers and their families was highlighted on the first day of the royal commission into aged care. But how do we measure this, writes Professor Julie Ratcliffe.
The long wait for home care packages is forcing some older people to enter residential care prematurely because of carer burn-out and lack of reablement support, the aged care royal commission has heard.
A new policy proposal has been launched provide an insight into what needs to be done to meet the increasingly complex palliative care needs of older Australians.
More than two thirds of older Australians have not left any formal instructions about their end of life care for when they are unable to make their own medical decisions, and half have left no directions at all, new research has found.