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.
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.