Active ageing for seniors living with dementia and creating functional home environments to support independence are among the topics to be discussed at the upcoming Active Ageing Conference.
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A new dementia care app, which provides guidance for family and non-tertiary qualified carers on the behavioural changes associated with dementia, was launched at the 9th Annual Dementia Research and Knowledge Translation Forum.
A new national guide to respite services for carers of people with dementia utilises the powerful stories and opinions of other informal carers to support decision-making and use of respite.
Some home care package providers are struggling to adapt their business models to be truly consumer directed and still operate service offerings that are largely menu-driven, an international conference has heard.
Community aged care providers should not underestimate the degree of change required to successfully respond to the government’s reforms to the sector, the head of a major disability service provider and early adopter of the NDIS has warned.
Community care services are at the vanguard of connecting people to each other and to their communities to prevent loneliness and social isolation. Marie Sansom reports.
Mutual organisation Australian Unity has signed an agreement with the NSW Government to accept the transfer of the Home Care Service of NSW in a $114 million deal due to be finalised by early 2016.
With up to 30 per cent of seniors living at home at risk of malnutrition, community care staff must encourage clients to eat properly in order to prevent falls and unnecessary hospitalisations, an expert will tell the upcoming Active Ageing Conference.
The legal issues within CDC and understanding the RAS through a rural and regional perspective are just some of the topics to be put under the spotlight at the upcoming LASA Queensland Community Care Conference.
In a new partnership, Alzheimer’s Australia Queensland and the Queensland Police Service are rolling out a statewide program to help prevent people living with dementia from going missing.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) has launched its first online exhibition capturing the key milestones and activists behind the disability rights movement in Australia.
Service providers should be clear about their point of difference and communicate that to the My Aged Care Regional Assessment Services, Ricki Smith, CEO of Access Care Network Australia, will tell an upcoming conference.
Department beefs up staffing at contact centre over delays in screening and assessment, which has impacted RAS contractors, but says unnecessary referrals are adding to backlog.
The Federal Government is calling for sector feedback on the future of aged care advocacy services as part of its review into the operation and delivery of the program.