Diversity is an asset and something to be celebrated, ECH Group diversity manager Robyn Burton tells Australian Ageing Ageing.
Aged care facilities should aim to offer flexible dining options and special days, such as barbecues, themed or cultural meals and birthday gatherings, as much as possible, says a leading aged care dietitian.
Nurses at 13 of Bupa’s aged care facilities in Victoria have entered the third day of strikes and given notice the action will continue next week.
The Federal Government has announced the focus and membership of the aged care workforce taskforce, with the omission of a worker representative drawing the ire of unions and Labor.
A project is underway to assist aged care providers strengthen their policies on client consent and supported decision-making after new research has highlighted significant gaps.
Comprehensive unannounced audits will replace planned accreditation visits in residential aged care facilities, Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has announced.
The Carnell and Paterson review has made 10 recommendations aimed at boosting consumer protection, compliance monitoring and transparency.
A first-of-its-kind forum aims to connect Australian and Chinese aged care stakeholders to facilitate improved business opportunities between the two countries.
The revised residential care funding tool contains fewer and simplified questions, introduces a new therapy program for pain management and suggests external assessment options, the government-commissioned report released this week shows.
Australian developer ePAT Technologies has partnered with Dementia Support Australia for a pilot that will see 150 expert consultants across Australia using its new pain recognition app with up to 5,000 people with dementia each year.
Consumer directed residential care is practically challenging to implement and cannot happen until consumers are educated about the value of services and subsidies, a national aged care conference has heard this week.
Moving into residential aged care is stressful for many older people but there are ways to ease the transition, an expert will tell a mental health forum in Melbourne.
Creating a stronger nation-wide presence for aged care advocacy, individuals and service providers is the top priority of the first chief of the Older Persons Advocacy Network, he tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The design of environments, products and services needs to be considered from the perspective of all older Australians and particularly those with financial and time constraints to ensure all seniors can lead an active life.