Providing support to carers who are looking after older people with dementia doesn’t delay or prevent them going into residential aged care, a comprehensive analysis of recent research has found.
An app for that provides an “Ikea manual” for managing medication, an ecotherapy program, a study of the impact of the NDIS on rural carers and a project targeting siblings in indigenous families are among a group of innovative NSW-based initiatives designed to make life easier for carers.
Disability advocates have hailed the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge elevators as a landmark day for accessibility in Australia, saying it means the Sydney icon can now be enjoyed by people with disability and the elderly.
New national guidelines for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders will have no impact on people who are currently supported by the NDIS, the federal government says.
Consumer directed care is bringing about historic change in the way clients and providers of aged care services do business. But that’s just the beginning, an industry conference will hear.
The home care sector has experienced a more than six per cent decline in profitability over the last year as providers continue to accumulate a growing mountain of unspent funds, a key financial report has found.
The introduction of the NDIS has resulted in a larger support co-ordination role for the state’s already over-extended carers, a NSW survey has found.
Australian Unity will use $100,000 provided by the Victorian government to launch a program targeting ageing members of emerging CALD communities
Carers Australia is reaching out to what has been called the nation’s largest unpaid workforce with a campaign to help identify Australia’s army of informal carers and link them to support.
People with mental health issues that affect their ability to participate fully in life will have improved access to support under the NDIS, the federal government has announced.
As Australia’s aged care sector straps itself in for an 18-month royal commission, providers have pledged to co-operate “fully and transparently to achieve the outcomes we all want”.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned the nation to “brace itself for some difficult stories” as he revealed the terms of reference for the aged care royal commission.
Most of those involved in the care of the elderly and chronically ill understand the role of advance planning and want to support patients and their families through the decision-making process, yet many admit they are in need of more training, support and upskilling in the area.
Bill Shorten, Julia Gillard, Russell Crowe and disability groups have led tributes to disability advocate Quentin Kenihan who died at the weekend.