Librarian Penny Felders loves matching aged care residents with the perfect read, she tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
People & profiles
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.
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.
John Scurr tells AAA about the ICT-related challenges and opportunities Ozcare is facing.
PROFILE: Jeannine Lew, social work manager at Montefiore Home, is passionate about what social workers bring to aged care, not only in providing emotional support for residents, families and staff, but in acting as residents’ advocates.
PROFILE: Person centred care and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the care of older people have been motivating philosophies throughout Catherine Brown’s 30-year nursing career.
PROFILE: Much of Danny Hammon’s role as an aged care development manager is talking to aged care providers to understand what they want from their buildings.
The contribution Michael Woodward has made to aged care was celebrated yesterday as he was named a Member of the Order of Australia, but the eminent geriatrician says a “number of frontiers” in the specialty remain.