Librarian Penny Felders loves matching aged care residents with the perfect read, she tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Amid concerns about potential funding losses, providers are hopeful a forthcoming analysis will provide a clear picture of the likely impacts of proposed changes to residential aged care funding.
Aged care facilities could lose more than $6,000 on average per resident annually under proposed changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument, according to analysis.
New protections for seniors and ensuring nationally consistent laws to respond to elder abuse are among the key goals of a new national plan being developed by federal and state governments.
Seniors and aged care providers say the government must act on systemic failures in regulatory oversight and study role of quality agency following Senate report.
Alarm as Senate inquiry says it cannot be confident that catastrophic failures in Oakden facility not occurring elsewhere in Australia.
Use of analgesics and related medications is widespread in the residential aged care, according to a new study by pharmacists working in the sector.
With numerous reviews, inquiries and changes slated for 2018, AAA presents a helpful guide to navigating the aged care year ahead.
Residential aged care providers would be required to offer some respite care in return for improved Commonwealth subsidies under proposals from the peak carers’ group.
A new analysis puts the cost of caring for residents with dementia above earlier estimates, which advocates and providers say highlights the need for sustainable funding.
An analysis of aged care provider data has called for new research into possible “unplanned effects” of the federal government’s aged care quality indicator program.
From developing and trialling new programs and initiatives to major capital works, aged care executives tell AAA what’s on their agenda for the year ahead.
Monetary and in-kind rewards, career progression upwards and sideways into other roles and a comprehensive education program are all useful tools for aged care staff retention, according to a study.
Residential aged care providers should look at introducing additional services in order to cover the funding shortfalls in everyday living expenses and care, a leading consultant says.