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.
Community Care Review
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.
It is essential that community care workers are aware of the signs of malnutrition and that they deliver positive food messages to their clients, writes Ngaire Hobbins.
Current predictions are that by 2021, one in three seniors will have been born outside Australia. Jenny Bray outlines strategies for community care providers and their staff to achieve cultural competency.
The LASA Aged Care Health and Safety Manual is the first comprehensive set of peer reviewed template policies and procedures on workplace safety for home care and residential aged care providers.
Home and community care staff are being urged to nominate an unpaid carer for a gong in the second annual National Carer Awards hosted by Carers Australia and Life Without Barriers.
Engaging older people in sport and physical activity is the focus of a new resource targeting sporting, recreation and fitness clubs to help them reach out and involve seniors.
An animated series created by the University of Sydney and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW uses cartoons to deliver a serious message about how to care for loved ones with dementia.
The new principles-based fees policy for the Commonwealth Home Support Program, which is to be applied from 1 November, will retain the expectation that client contributions grow to a minimum of 15 per cent of a service provider’s grant revenue, an industry forum has heard.
Catholic Healthcare, one of the 13 national My Aged Care Regional Assessment Services, addressed a recent CHSP forum on preparing to go live with independent assessments on 1 July.
An innovative program that supports carers of people with dementia to develop their skills, access support services and maintain their wellbeing has been named a finalist in the 2015 HESTA Aged Care Awards.
With rates of medicines prescribing increasing in Australia, especially among seniors, the risk of adverse events is ever present. Through observation and reporting, frontline care workers are important contributors to an effective medicines team, writes Dr Christine Beanland.
OPINION: After several years of consultation on the vexed question of registration, the Australian Community Workers Association recently launched an online register for community workers to highlight their qualifications, experience and security clearance – to benefit both clients and community workers, writes Sha Cordingley.
A group of Australian children’s authors whose latest works explore the theme of dementia and ageing will collaborate to mark dementia awareness month in September.