Also in this wrap: Japara secures land in Robina; NewDirection Care launches aged care microtown; and Signature Care expands to high-demand location in NSW.
Education provider Aged Care Channel has changed its name to Altura Learning and announced plans to deliver its programs to a wider range of workers in health and support roles plus consumers.
An online training resource has been developed for practice nurses and GPs to support improved outcomes in dementia care.
A series of education modules has been launched to better equip the aged care workforce to care for a growing number of older people living with diabetes.
Advance Care Planning Australia and the National Ageing Research Institute have developed a resource to support aged care managers and senior staff to implement advance care planning within their organisations.
A new mobile phone app is available to encourage people to prioritise their social relationships as a powerful way to improve their overall health.
The accessibility and quality of mental health services in the bush is the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry.
Work is underway to develop a series of films on dementia to improve awareness and early diagnosis among culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
A new project has used the journal writings of a carer to create a valuable education resource for health professionals.
Community care workers are being encouraged to participate in a free online course run by the University of Tasmania on the latest in dementia care and research.
Flinders University researchers are running a free online course on palliative care and end-of-life issues.
Aged care providers, workers and consumers are being encouraged to complete an online survey to have their say on the development of a national workforce strategy for the sector.
Also in this wrap: project triples Uniting’s Shellharbour site; TriCare opens new luxury wing; and SwanCare plans leisure precinct.
A neighbourhood social networking site that aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation among seniors has taken out the top prize at the inaugural Senior Living Innovation Challenge.