Virtual reality technology is offering exciting new opportunities for dementia patients, the aged and those with low vision.
Community Care Review
The use of Nanny Cams raises serious legal issues for home care services, says a legal specialist who believes it’s time for providers to develop guidelines on the issue.
Australia’s aged care service organisations have joined forces with the federal government’s digital health agency to contact members and highlight the benefits of the expansion of My Health Record to an opt-out program.
Aged care minister Ken Wyatt has written to home care providers reminding them they will be required to participate in a pricing comparison table on the My Aged Care website from mid next year.
Community provider 3Bridges has been named as a finalist in the HESTA national aged care awards for a new model of dementia support it’s piloting in Sydney.
Organisations that offer sports programs specifically tailored for people over 65 will be able to apply for almost $23 million in federal government funds.
Professor Christopher Rowe talks to CCR about his vision for the new Australian Dementia Network
The Intermedia Group has announced the appointment of Judy Skatssoon as editor of Community Care Review following the departure of Linda Belardi this month.
The federal government hopes to have a new system ready by June next year which will allow health professionals to send referrals directly from their own clinical systems to My Aged Care.
Significant savings could be made in health and aged care expenditure by boosting government investment in assistive technology, new analysis shows.
The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration has launched a new essentials online course for managers and clinicians to support their knowledge and implementation of the program and its tools.
Safe Work Australia has produced a new guide for employers to help tackle common causes of psychological injury in the workplace.
From simple, standalone devices to smart clothing and cutting-edge home monitoring systems, assistive technology has the potential to support the independence and wellbeing of older people and their carers at home.
The new mandatory wellness report for Commonwealth Home Support Program providers will not be “burdensome” for organisations and will establish an industry baseline to measure sector progress, the Department of Health has said