Australia needs to almost triple its aged care workforce over the next three decades to meet growing demand, aged care minister Ken Wyatt says.
The creation of a social change campaign to promote a workforce that currently feels “persecuted and undervalued” is among the recommendations of a key aged care workforce report released by the federal government.
Legislation establishing new quality standards applying to all aged care providers has passed parliament.
Australia’s first research on ageing migrants from new and emerging communities, such as those from Sudan and Myanmar, highlights the need for better digital literacy training to access information on aged care services.
Australia’s aged care sector needs to start preparing for the specific needs of the Stolen Generations as they enter the system over the next five years, the head of the Healing Foundation says.
Exercise, lemon juice, hard work and “it just happened” are all reasons provided for longevity by a cohort of 95-plus Australians involved in the Sydney Centenarian Study.
Not-for-profit company directors are failing to engage with cybersecurity at their own peril, a report warns.
The Australian Medical Association has released a new position statement targeting elder abuse and warns it will increase as the population ages.
When do you say you’re sorry? Aged care providers have been warned against “throwing apologies out to the wind” when an adverse incident occurs as this could leave them legally liable.
Australia can take some lessons from England’s experience as it moves towards the establishment of a quality commission for aged care, an industry conference has heard.
Aged care providers are being invited to have their say on a draft Charter of Aged Care Rights which both they and the person entering care will be expected to sign.
A new community palliative care project is helping people be cared for and die at home.
Is there a future for not-for-profit aged care providers in a market that’s been turned upside down by consumer directed care?
Australia is falling down in delivering hip fracture care and measures to prevent a secondary fracture once patients leave hospital, according to the latest report of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.