The Australian Pain Society has launched a new resource to help aged care workers better identify, assess and manage pain among residents.
Victorian aged care provider Villa Maria Catholic Homes is rolling out a new model of food delivery across its residential aged care facilities that encourages more independence and engagement at meal times.
A series of national forums has begun this week to inform the eligibility and assessment pathway for residents of the national network of dementia care units for people with symptoms too severe for mainstream services.
Research projects into facilitating residents to express sexuality and assessing the risk of developing dementia are among 17 new studies to share in more than $1 million of dementia research funding.
Also in this wrap: Bolton Clarke appoints general manager.
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.
The Federal Government has announced residential aged care will receive an additional $320 million as part of its new $662 million package to support older Australians.
South Australian-based residential aged care, home care and retirement living provider Helping Hand has launched a new resource to support Forgotten Australians accessing care services.
Also in this wrap: Baptistcare appoints chief strategy officer; and Catholic Health Australia appoints two new board members.
Aged care providers, professionals and services are being called upon to complete an online survey about improving services for older people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Applications are open for providers in remote and very remote areas to deliver residential aged care services to indigenous Australians.
Also in this wrap: Resthaven Murray Bridge officially opens; MiCare gets the green light for new facility; and Benetas Dalkeith Hostel expansion supports new model of care.
Former Benetas chairman John McKenzie has joined a group of other Australians honoured for their contribution to the community and the aged care sector this Australia Day.
Also in this wrap: Judy Martin steps down from aged care architecture firm ThomsonAdsett.