The latest government figures show the number of people waiting for a home care package has increased to more than 108,000.
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A study is looking at collaboration between indigenous art centres and aged care providers in remote parts of Australia in a project that could form the basis of a unique new application of consumer directed care.
Measuring factors like loneliness, connection to friends and family, sense of purpose and community engagement can easily be incorporated into home care assessments and can result in happier clients and better services, a study has found
There is currently no accurate way of estimating demand for home care in Australia and this has created huge gaps in what we know about the impact of the aged care reforms sweeping the industry, an issues paper says.
A rapid response outreach team that designed a referral pathway for emergency services, and an organisation that provides housing for elderly and frail homeless people have won national awards at the Hesta Aged Care Awards.
State and territory advocacy organisations are set to benefit from $2 million of federal funds to help combat elder abuse.
Australia’s largest provider of rural home support services is participating in a study to assess whether using the internet to connect elderly people in regional communities can reduce depression.
Fear and misconceptions about dementia are persisting despite an increase in community awareness campaigns, according to a study that calls for new strategies to address gaps in knowledge.
Researchers have developed what they hope will become a national, standardised tool to measure outcomes in community service provision under consumer directed care.
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.