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.
With the summer season now upon us, Australian Ageing Agenda spoke to three aged care providers about what to expect when disaster hits.
In a sector that has been traditionally structured around a nursing and carer model, integrating allied health services into mainstream aged services is proving to be a challenge.
Businesses are under increasing pressure to enhance staff productivity and maximise results from finite resources. AAA reports on how three providers are using technology to achieve efficiencies in different arms of their organisations.
AAA reports on the importance of Advance Care Directives for aged care residents, people living at home and society’s marginalised.
Property Council of Australia’s Mary Wood speaks to AAA about the state of play for the retirement village industry in Australia.
With a third of residents in aged care dying each year, palliative care is clearly core business. So why isn’t it done better? AAA investigates the state of palliative care in residential aged care and the barriers to improving standards.
Senior Australians have not been flocking to register for the PCEHR but two health providers tell of their successful efforts in signing up aged care clients and other older Australians while the sector waits for planning and support from government.
There is a revolution occurring across Australian kitchens and dining rooms and the implications for aged care providers might seem challenging as baby boomers hove into view but it is a challenge many providers are already enjoying, writes Natasha Egan
Many aged care providers are spooked by the impending aged care reforms, especially consumer directed care, but not founder and CEO of Just Better Care, Trish Noakes. She tells Keryn Curtis, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you provide home care packages, consumer directed care will have an impact on the way your organisation provides services. Natasha Egan discovers from those who have already started the journey that success hinges on cultural transformation.
A UN convention on the rights of older people; the abolition of a retirement age; tough age discrimination laws; holding the health system to account – the activists of the 1960s sexual revolution have a new social revolution in their sights.
Workplace health and wellbeing programs are on the rise in the aged services sector. In this feature article, Natasha Egan finds that with an older and ageing workforce, taking staff health and fitness seriously is the way to go.
An ability to cook well and the guiding hand of fate together moved chef, Peter Morgan-Jones from Windsor Castle to the Opera House to the HammondCare kitchens. Yasmin Noone talks to the celebrated chef.