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.
NSW disability advocacy groups say the state government’s plan to cut their funding once the NDIS is fully implemented will force them to close their doors, abandoning 90 per cent of people with a disability.
The federal government has announced funding of $100 million for the Commonwealth Home Support program as the latest figures show the waiting list for Home Care Packages continues to balloon.
Consumer directed care has failed in remote regions of Australia but flexible arrangements available for indigenous communities offer a model which a researcher believes should be extended to all remote areas.
A law firm has prepared a fact sheet designed to help you understand the powers and processes of a royal commission as well as your rights and responsibilities while it is underway.
A new book that reframes dementia as a social experience rather than a ‘burden’ or ‘deficit’ offers some thought-provoking insights into the social and personal changes that are needed to improve life for people with dementia and those who care for them.
The Governance Institute of Australia has produced a guide on adding value to governance for board members of aged care providers in a time of upheaval and change for the sector.
The complex ethical, legal and privacy issues surrounding the use of CCTV cameras in aged care residents’ rooms need to be carefully teased out after a Four Corners investigation showed footage of an elderly resident being assaulted by a care worker, Australia’s aged consumer group says.
Lack of funding and a “silo” mentality means dietitians are being under-utilised in residential aged care where they could play an important role in improving residents’ nutrition and dining experiences, a researcher says.
Complaints about aged care have increased by 23 per cent over the last year and 47 per cent since 2015, according to government figures showing a record 5,779 complaints were received over the last year.
A parliamentary committee has recommended that federal road and transport agencies start researching the implementation of a regulatory system in which people who use mobility scooters are subject to licensing, registration and insurance.
The fruit tampering crisis has spread to a NSW aged care facility with the discovery of a needle in a banana in a resident’s room.
Despite increased awareness about dementia, one in four people feel uncomfortable around someone living with the condition because they don’t know what to say or are worried about saying the wrong thing.