AUDIO: The key to coping while caring for a loved one is knowing what support you need, says the author of a new book for carers ahead of its launch.
AUDIO: The current challenge for dementia care is to make the exceptional the norm, according to a keynote speaker at a recent international dementia conference in Sydney.
AUDIO: Foodie and aged care advocate Maggie Beer has launched a new recipe and resource book for carers of people with dementia at an international dementia conference in Sydney.
AUDIO: The invaluable commitment and contribution of informal carers to supporting people with dementia was celebrated at a high tea event hosted by HammondCare.
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.
Along with 12 other young people, Kirrily Hayward is living in a Victorian aged care facility due to a lack of supported accommodation for young people with high care needs in her region. She tells Linda Belardi she hopes the NDIS will support her to be able to live independently again.
Experts say that medicine as a form of elder abuse remains under-recognised, but a leading geriatrician tells AAA that seeing a number of examples has brought home to her how common the problem is.
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.
AUDIO: Aged care stakeholders debated whether apps would replace the need for server-based software systems at the recent Make HASTE Expo and afterwards each team outlined their argument.
AUDIO: The addition of video cameras to interact with gaming technology was a turning point for UTAS researcher Dr Stuart Smith in using video games for patient rehabilitation, he told an IT in aged care conference last week.
AUDIO: A futurist tells an ICT aged care conference that all software used by aged care organisations will be operating on mobile devices in three years’ time, which rang true for CEO Glenn Bunney who tells AAA about Sundale’s mobile plans.
AUDIO: The digital disruption led by rise of the connected and engaged consumer is rapidly coming health, aged and community care’s way and organisations need to act now, advises David Bartlett.
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.