Older Persons Advocacy Network chief executive officer Craig Gear has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to aged welfare and seniors’ rights.
A rehabilitation-first approach, domestic-style living models and tailored respite services are among strategies that can improve Australia’s aged care system, Flinders University-led research finds.
The time between an older person’s approval and entry into residential aged care continues to rise while the sector’s occupancy rates drop further, new government figures show.
An aged care provider and an Australian rules football peak body have teamed up to encourage South Australians over the age of 50 to join a new walking football initiative.
Many aged care providers are selling additional services but some are charging residents fees for services required under legislation, according to a new industry report.
An architecture practice and three universities have secured over $1 million to develop a new model of shared living and learning for seniors and school students.
The sector’s technology council has produced a report to improve aged care providers’ understanding of current technology and innovation relevant to the industry.
The aged care minister has refuted claims that the government is intending to privatise the aged care assessment process as part of plans to streamline assessments.
Aged care provider peak bodies have raised concerns about the sector’s unsustainability in the wake of StewartBrown’s recent report showing a further decline in financial performance.
The Australian Digital Health Agency and aged care medication management specialists Webstercare have launched an e-health record initiative to improve the management of medications.
The amount of aged care homes operating at a loss has tipped over 50 per cent for the first time, StewartBrown’s latest report on the financial performance of the sector finds.
Aged care providers need to create a positive organisational culture towards complaints, writes Dr Jason Price.
Simplicity is important when communicating with a person with dementia, the head of Dementia Australia tells Community Care Review.
The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission is now the single regulator of aged care services and the primary point of contact for aged care providers and consumers for quality and safety matters.