Just Better Care appoints successor, as founder steps down; Australian Unity continues home care buy-up, and PresCare adds to growing mobility aids business.
Community Care Review
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has called for national nutrition guidelines to be developed for meal delivery services funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Program and targeted training of home care workers to support the early identification of malnutrition among older people with dementia.
The ongoing rollout of My Aged Care and the practical and contextual applications of consumer directed care are the subjects of upcoming webinars for aged care service providers.
Emerging researchers in the field of ageing will gather in Melbourne next week to examine some of the key issues facing older Australians, their families and carers.
Government reforms to be introduced from February 2017 in the home care sector will create a larger scale disruption than the impact of ridesharing application Uber on the taxi industry, a sector leader has told a Sydney conference.
A new resource developed by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is encouraging consumers to consider the role of transport when making decisions about self-directed care packages.
The Minister for Aged Care Sussan Ley has reaffirmed the government’s intention for the My Aged Care gateway to progressively resemble TripAdvisor, the popular travel review website that now hosts more than 250 million user reviews.
Community care offers the kind of flexibility, support and job satisfaction many mature age workers seek in order to stay in the workforce or re-enter it. Community Care Review looks at how this growth sector can deliver benefits for older workers and for their clients.
A network of cafes aimed at connecting people living with dementia and their loved ones to one another and gently introducing them to support services is proving the perfect pick-me-up.
New free downloadable resources have been developed for aged care providers and training organisations to support the provision of culturally appropriate aged care training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The latest edition of The Palliative Care Handbook includes guidelines for palliative care and dementia, as well as addressing the role of nutrition and deprescribing in end-of-life care.
Appropriate safeguards for people from special needs groups and access to comparative measures of quality must be in place as community aged care is opened up to market forces, the chief executive of Alzheimer’s Australia will tell an upcoming conference.
The Department of Social Services says it has no plans to change income-tested care fee arrangements or the four package levels as part of the February 2017 home care reforms.
A mobile social club targeting rural and remote clients, a community garden fostering intergenerational connections, and a staff development program to implement CDC were among the innovative community care programs recognised at this year’s Better Practice Awards announced today.