Consumer advocates have applauded the government’s announcement that a national fee structure will be rolled out across the commonwealth’s new home support program from July 2015, but warn adequate safety nets need to be in place.
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If you provide home care packages, consumer directed care will have an impact on the way your organisation provides services. Natasha Egan discovers from those who have already started the journey that success hinges on cultural transformation.
The Health Informatics Society of Australia has elected a 10-member multidisciplinary leadership committee to its Aged Care Informatics special interest group to continue its promotion of information technology in aged care in the year ahead.
The commonwealth government has committed $8 million to enabling pathology and diagnostic imaging results to be uploaded to the national eHealth record, Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek announced at the Health Informatics Conference this week.
Federal Minister for Regional Communications Sharon Bird launched on Wednesday an NBN enabled telehealth pilot program to support and monitor the health of older people in their homes.
Workplace health and wellbeing programs are on the rise in the aged services sector. In this feature article, Natasha Egan finds that with an older and ageing workforce, taking staff health and fitness seriously is the way to go.
Investment is needed to improve the number of GPs offering online consultations according to Curtin University researchers, who found uptake is far from routine in Australia despite the potential for benefits.
Almost 80 per cent of applications for home care packages in the latest Aged Care Approvals Round were unsuccessful, indicating that providers are keen to meet consumer demand but funding is falling far short.
A new network of advisors has been launched to help aged care organisations prepare for Living Long Living Better reforms and is backed up by cash grants for providers to put toward implementing the advised recommendations.
Alzheimer’s Australia SA has produced and launched a suite of industry specific short films to help all Australians recgonise the signs of dementia in people they may meet during an ordinary day at work.
A parliamentary committee has made 13 recommendations that the government should implement to boost Internet participation among seniors and help keep them safe online in a report released today.
The 2013 peer-reviewed assessment of Australia’s lawyers is out, revealing the sector’s Lawyers of the Year, which comprise three for health and aged care and four for retirement villages and senior living law.
The government has announced 72 new professional development and re-entry scholarships for nurses working in aged care or former nurses wishing to re-enter the profession in the aged care sector.
Funding applications for programs that strengthen aged care services and promote healthy ageing are open