The Macular Disease Foundation Australia is surveying people working in residential aged care about educational resources it launched last year to improve residents’ eye health.
Also in this wrap: BlueCross opens Box Hill facility; Uniting Communities unveils CBD development; and Catholic Healthcare completes refurbishment.
A series of short animated films focused on spiritual care and the quality standards has been launched to help aged care embed practices into their services.
Also in this wrap: Tunstall Healthcare partners with Lime Family.
Around 2,000 people under the age of 65 enter residential aged care every year and around 6,000 young people live in aged care in any year, a new report shows.
Dementia Australia has developed consumer-informed advice on quality aged care for people with dementia, their families and carers to complement the sector’s standards.
Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell is leading an independent investigation into the recent forced relocation of residents of a Gold Coast facility, the aged care minister has announced.
Also in this story: Catholic Healthcare commences facility construction and announces three new sites; and Estia opens renovated Southport facility.
In this wrap: Benetas property general manager steps down; Australian Medical Association appoints secretary general; and National Rural Health Alliance appoints CEO.
The aged care regulator is taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all former residents of a Gold Coast facility that closed unexpectedly and has commenced an audit of the provider’s regulatory compliance.
Also in this wrap: Bethanie partners with the Australian Medical Association; and Eastern Health partners with legal centre.
Also in this wrap: Braemar appoints new chief finance officer; and Benetas appoints general manager of quality, outcomes and research.
Sydney Local Health District has launched a new app to help manage influenza outbreaks at residential aged care facilities.
Aged care peak body Leading Age Services Australia has developed a new business solution to support residential aged care and home care providers with online safety and quality management.