Alzheimer’s Australia and NPS MedicineWise have launched a set of new resources to inform people with dementia and their carers about their rights around treatment options including medicines.
Support for providers to develop their marketing skills; spotlight on use of assistive technology to increase mobility; update on ACAT transition to My Aged Care.
Professionals working in the community care sector are being encouraged to participate in free online courses on disability issues on offer through the University of New South Wales.
A research-industry collaboration is testing a new tool that links care outcomes with the planning and review process to improve quality in home care.
A senate inquiry investigating Australia’s aged care workforce has been told that a portable entitlement scheme for aged care workers should be introduced to help tackle the sector’s retention problem.
The Federal Government has responded to significant consumer demand for high level home care packages by allocating 93 per cent of new places in the 2015 Aged Care Approvals Round as Level 3 and 4 packages.
Researchers from the University of Wollongong have launched a new website and coaching program to support carers of people with dementia to navigate respite services and improve knowledge and uptake of support.
A new tablet app launched yesterday provides carers with ideas for adapting their home to be more accessible for people living with dementia.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health organisation ACON is hosting a series of community events across NSW for LGBTI seniors as part of the NSW Seniors Festival.
Mental health charity beyondblue has launched a free online course to help aged care staff, including community care workers, recognise and manage depression and anxiety in their clients, as well promote their own mental health.
A new collaboration between the Brain and Mind Centre, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW will lead a groundbreaking study on the impact of art on people living with dementia.
Researchers from Griffith University are exploring an intergenerational care model that would see respite care united with child care, harnessing the benefits of intergenerational mixing.
The need to improve the quality of student placements, and the performance and oversight of registered training organisations, has been raised with a senate inquiry into Australia’s aged care workforce.
A federally-funded project is underway to create a set of national guidelines for meals services delivered to older Australians under the new Commonwealth Home Support Program.