The first 350 of 775 new restorative care places announced in last year’s budget will be allocated by July, the federal government says, with the remainder to come online in the next financial year.
Community Care Review
Community based services are not able to fully meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers, a West Australian study has found.
A modified version of soccer tailor-made for older Australians will be promoted nationally over the next two years.
The Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing and Research has released a comprehensive overview of recent changes in aged care policy, industry and labour force.
Two companies that provided workers to an Adelaide home care company have been fined a total of more than $200,000 over a sham contracting scheme that resulted in the underpayment of four care workers.
South Australian councils are warning they may have to drop some disability community support and care services because of funding changes under the NDIS.
The number of people living with dementia around the world has more than doubled to almost 44 million since 1990, according to a global study.
A new phone and online resource providing information about telecommunications products that are suitable for people with particular mobility, sensory, memory or cognitive conditions is now available.
The federal government spent $5.1 billion on home care and home support services in the past year, new figures show, up from $4.5 billion in 2016-17 and $3.8 billion five years ago.
Neuroscience Research Australia and the Transurban Road Safety Centre have developed an information booklet on the correct use of seat belts for seniors.
Resthaven has opened a new community services office in Mount Gambier following an increase in demand for services.
Aged care providers have been asked what changes could be made to improve the relationship between the aged care system and disability services as part of the royal commission’s exploration of young people in residential care.
The government will review whether it is necessary to tighten registration requirements for home care providers following allegations of price-gouging, non-compliance with standards and pushy sales techniques.
The rollout of 10,000 new home care packages flagged in December will begin this week, the federal government says.