PROFILE: Recently appointed head of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care Dr Bruce Stevens is excited about the growing interest in spirituality and pastoral care in ageing and aged care.
People & profiles
Think tank Per Capita has established a ‘do tank’, the Centre for Applied Policy in Positive Ageing, to turn promising proposals into functioning programs. Its executive director Emily Millane tells AAA how it will work.
This Melbourne aged care facility has seen complaints about medications fall from more than 10 per year to zero, combined with an 80 per cent reduction in concerns from family.
Achieving age diversity has been a long-standing challenge facing aged care boards. AAA profiles four professionals who are involved in a young leaders program in the sector and have some big ideas for aged care.
PROFILE: Aged care placement consultant Dana Sawyer helps arm consumers with independent information to make informed decisions about entering aged care.
Rae Lamb, a former journalist and deputy health and disability commissioner in New Zealand, is now in her second term as Australia’s Aged Care Commissioner. She tells AAA about her new determinative powers, best practice complaints handling and why providers should say sorry more often.
Australia’s only specialist palliative care nurse practitioner employed by an aged care provider, Peter Jenkin is making a significant contribution to his organisation.
Mental health issues are prominent and under-addressed in aged care and there needs to be more mental health professionals trained in treating older people, Professor Nancy Pachana tells AAA.
While research has been the tool of her trade for the past 40 years, Professor Barbara Horner tells Natasha Egan that it is the industry partnerships and the translation of that research into action that lights her fire.
The broad aged services sector needs to speak to government with a single voice that is consolidated, professional, clear on the mandates and represents providers and consumers, the CEO of a leading provider has said.
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.
After more than 35 years in the food industry, Maggie Beer has turned her attention to advocacy and set her sights on aged care. She talks to AAA about her new foundation and inspiring a positive food culture.
Healthcare for people with persistent pain in Australia is not good. I’m lucky because I’m a nurse and know how to fight for myself, writes Colleen Johnston.
A few bouts of age-related discrimination has inspired Dr Patricia Edgar to set about changing the way people view ageing, she tells AAA.