The Australian Medical Association has released a new position statement targeting elder abuse and warns it will increase as the population ages.
Author Archive | Judy Skatssoon
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.
In our next edition: Community Care Review magazine looks at trends and statistics on falls and the implications this has for those involved in the care of the elderly, as well the latest developments in fall prevention research and technology.
As the dust settles after a week of turmoil in federal politics, aged care has emerged as one of the battlefields.
Home care providers are holding $329 million of unspent funds on behalf of consumers and this could increase substantially in the medium term, ACFA says in its latest report.
A new book on the often stressful and difficult process of moving into a care home provides a practical guide to help those involved navigate their way through the process.
The new NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner Graeme Head talks to Community Care Review about how the commission is ushering in a new era for disability providers.
Aged care providers have been left disappointed after Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to appoint a dedicated ageing and aged care minister to his new cabinet.
The federal government has confirmed that money borrowed from the Pension Loan Scheme will not count as assessable income, in news that will be welcomed by people hoping to stay in their homes for longer or access home care while waiting for a package.