If you haven’t started delivering consumer-directed home care packages, get practicing because from July 2015 it is CDC or bust. In the concluding part of AAA’s series on CDC, we hear the lessons learned from two providers who were early adopters.
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State Focus: With a shrinking workforce in the state, aged services in Tasmania are forced to compete with the health and disability sectors for staff, but as AAA discovers, stakeholders have decided their future lies in collaboration.
With less than a year until all home care packages need to be delivered on a CDC basis, those in the know give AAA some timely advice for organisations not yet prepared.
Senior Australian of the Year 2013, Professor Ian Maddocks, shares his vision for a new model of caring for older people involving residential aged care facilities as community hubs.
Renewed efforts at the state level could help realise long-held aspirations for more integrated healthcare, much to the benefit of older people who currently struggle to navigate the disjointed system.
With the highest number of Holocaust survivors per capita outside of Israel living in Australia and a significant refugee population, aged care providers need to be attuned to the distinct care needs of survivors of torture and trauma.
Aged care providers and the research community are working together to bolster the research undertaken in the sector and to ensure latest findings are translated into practice at the coalface.
A full listing of Australian Ageing Agenda’s extensive coverage of the Federal Budget 2014-15, which the Treasurer Joe Hockey handed down on Tuesday night.
Telehealth and the NBN have long been expected to revolutionise home-based healthcare in Australia. But could a scaled down version of the NBN affect that? Natasha Egan reports.
While considerable optimism surrounds the expanded role of the new Quality Agency into the quality review of home care, the reforms fall well short of what industry and consumers have been calling for.
While the nutritious value of food is paramount to the health of aged care residents, the way it is served can be just as important.
Despite the promise of mental health and aged care reform in recent years, older people with mental illness continue to be overlooked.
The virtual dementia experience at Alzheimer’s Australia Vic triumphs in its goal to provide a window into the world of someone living with dementia.
Art in aged care offers a therapeutic, stimulating and social environment for residents, helps with marketing and staff satisfaction and importantly, doesn’t have to put you in the red.