Compassion is a skill that can make a vital difference to aged care clients, Mary Freer tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Prominent dementia researcher and adviser among those recognised in the Australia Day Honours.
Alzheimer’s Australia’s CEO Maree McCabe tells Australian Ageing Agenda she wants to ensure the voice of people living with dementia is heard.
South Australian musician Kerry Reid turned to volunteering in residential aged care to keep busy after her mother passed away.
A group of young professionals is preparing to take up board internships after completing a program that aims to support emerging leaders in aged care.
Family carers of people living with dementia often aren’t made aware of palliative and end-of-life care services and supports. Megan Stoyles tells the story of one couple who has been affected.
The longstanding issue of low wages for care workers and nurses in residential aged care is back in focus as a Senate committee investigates the sector’s workforce. But is anything likely to change?
PROFILE: With the bulk of the Living Longer Living Better reforms well underway, Suzanne Greenwood says the Aged Care Roadmap has been the most significant reform initiative in the two years she has been at the helm of Catholic Health Australia.
Issues around access to services, exercising choice and navigating the NDIS are among the challenges that persist for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors, says Angela Quero.
Despite nine years of compulsory reporting, the aged care sector is still in the dark about the prevalence of assaults in aged care and the outcomes of notifications to the police.
Facility design and materials play a part in controlling the spread of infection in aged care, and with the rise of multi-resistant organisms, experts say aged care executives need to be involved.
From blunting demand for residential aged care to increasing the use of telehealth, different approaches are being taken by providers to ensure the long-term viability of rural and remote services.
John Scurr tells AAA about the ICT-related challenges and opportunities Ozcare is facing.
Mobility is fast changing aged care operations and service delivery. In this special report, Natasha Egan looks at how providers are adapting and some of the emerging trends.