The rhetoric about “choice” in consumer directed care hasn’t translated into practice, new research into the provision of home care services suggests.
Australia’s peak body for spiritual care in ageing has produced a resource to help service providers train staff on how to incorporate spirituality into their activities.
A new report on Australia’s primary health care system has found a lack of integration between primary care services and the home support sector.
The move to a portable funding environment has brought about new freedoms and more choice for consumers in the home care sector, but is that freedom being abused?
A film about how Australian technology is helping people with dementia and their carers is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the condition.
Australia’s competition regulator has released guidelines to help new and existing aged care home service providers understand their rights and obligations under existing competition and consumer laws.
The federal government has come under pressure for its “woeful” inactivity on releasing data about waiting lists for home care packages.
Aged care providers can now access a training website which will help them better respond to the LGBTI community.
Walking sticks that map a person’s location and movements, smart bottles that dispense exactly the right dose of medication at exactly the right time. Welcome to the internet of things in aged care.
The home care sector has been “patchy” in adapting to the shift towards greater consumer control and many providers are resisting it, says the head of Australia’s peak advocacy body for older Australians.
Virtual reality technology is offering exciting new opportunities for dementia patients, the aged and those with low vision.
The use of Nanny Cams raises serious legal issues for home care services, says a legal specialist who believes it’s time for providers to develop guidelines on the issue.
Australia’s aged care service organisations have joined forces with the federal government’s digital health agency to contact members and highlight the benefits of the expansion of My Health Record to an opt-out program.
Aged care minister Ken Wyatt has written to home care providers reminding them they will be required to participate in a pricing comparison table on the My Aged Care website from mid next year.