Up to 135 flexible residential aged care places are available for multi-purpose services in small rural and remote areas in a new round of offers that opened this week.
Provider peaks say mandating aged care providers to publish staff-to-resident ratios on My Aged Care as proposed in a federal bill introduced this week is problematic and an ineffective indicator of quality.
An aged care provider is piloting a new therapy program involving residents playing and making music while elsewhere aged care and retirement living communities are being encouraged to apply for $10,000 grants to start a community choir.
In his final article written before he died in June, leading expert on ageing policy Professor Hal Kendig has called for more political will to manage population ageing so future generations can enjoy outcomes better than his own.
More can be done to ensure the aged care system meets its responsibility for older women experiencing or at risk of homelessness, research finds.
Aged care industry initiative innovAGEING has announced the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and professional services firm KPMG as foundation partners to help drive innovation in the sector.
The Federal Government is working with industry and the Opposition on a bipartisan short-term plan to increase residential aged care funding.
The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a series of webinars to help aged care providers understand and implement supported decision-making with their clients.
Australia’s peak doctors’ group is calling on the Commonwealth to fund a quality aged care workforce following the release of a member survey that raises concerns over doctors cutting back on facility visits, a lack of trained nurses and inadequate financial compensation.
In the forthcoming September-October edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we examine how to improve environments for seniors in residential aged care as well education for the full range of facility staff.
The UK system has embraced the user-pay philosophy more than Australia, which has allowed the provision of a very diverse range of services, aged care CEO Olive Wright says she observed on a recent study tour.
A successful emergency department program to fast-track the care of aged care residents and seniors in the community is being rolled out to Cairns and Ipswich in Queensland after a successful pilot on the Sunshine Coast.
If infection gets into an area, lock down procedures must be enforced, cleaning specialist John Taylor tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The final aged care workforce strategy can be executed in one to three years but the industry should take action immediately, says Professor John Pollaers.