The number of NDIS providers has more than tripled in two years with 16,755 currently registered across Australia. But there is also evidence that providers are losing confidence in the scheme.
A study is looking at the physical, social and mental health benefits of creating outdoor “playgrounds” for seniors.
Mediation can help resolve conflict before it escalates to elder abuse, a conference will hear, but only if it is part of a wider approach to early intervention and support.
Service providers in remote parts of Australia have formed an accord to drive efforts to support and expand the local aged care workforce.
A report has found serious abuse and neglect of adults with disability in community settings, including the family home, and has called for the establishment of a public advocate with powers to investigate.
A government committee is considering putting a cap on home care package administration fees amid claims some providers are charging up to 45 per cent on top of service fees.
The NDIS holds opportunities for aged care providers, an industry conference has heard, but they shouldn’t rush in unprepared or approach it as just another revenue source.
The newly announced Labor candidate for Bennelong and former AMA president Brian Owler has spoken candidly about being the father of an autistic child in a new film about fatherhood and autism.
A study has found that introducing a Level 5 home care package would allow more people to remain at home where they could have a “good and respectful” death if that was their choice, an aged care conference heard.
Two free online dementia courses run by the University of Tasmania which have proved popular in places as far flung as Botswana and Chile have taken out gongs at an an export awards ceremony.
Former Labor health minister Nicola Roxon, who made her mark in politics as a tobacco control campaigner who was responsible for bringing in plain packaging for cigarettes, has been appointed HESTA’s incoming independent chair.
Home care providers are failing to effectively engage inter-generational markets, an industry conference has heard. And they’re doing so at their own peril.
Long-serving aged care chief executive Ian Hardy has been appointed chair of the new committee tasked with reviewing the skills and qualifications for the future aged care workforce.
Aged care providers have been advised to begin setting up their “war rooms” in preparation for the royal commission.