Consumer advocates have applauded the government’s announcement that a national fee structure will be rolled out across the commonwealth’s new home support program from July 2015, but warn adequate safety nets need to be in place.
Ordinary cost pressures faced by residential aged care providers can be substantially amplified when the residents are from diverse cultures and language backgrounds, according to a new report by Cam Ansell and Petra Neeleman.
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.
COTA Australia, ACSA and LASA are teaming up to deliver a three-year commonwealth funded project to support aged care providers deliver consumer directed care.
Consumer-directed home care programs, which begin from August 1, must avoid the risk of becoming little more than a budget-sharing exercise with a tick-the-box approach to choice and control, writes Greg Adey.
FECCA Chair, Pino Migliorino told a Sydney forum on Wednesday that the aged care system should stop treating CALD seniors as a ‘special needs’ group and instead start identifying them as core business.
To coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Australian Association of Gerontology in partnership with Advocare and Australian Ageing Agenda, will host a webinar on June 12 to explore the gender differences associated with elder abuse.
Alzheimer’s Australia SA has produced and launched a suite of industry specific short films to help all Australians recgonise the signs of dementia in people they may meet during an ordinary day at work.
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Bupa have launched a joint 10-point global charter for people with dementia setting out their universal rights to care and support.
NCAN, a web-based communication network has been launched to unite CALD ageing groups online to push for greater recognition of the needs of older people.
Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria has called for urgent action in the area of dementia and driving to address the high cost of driving assessments and inadequate access to alternative transport options.
Funding applications for programs that strengthen aged care services and promote healthy ageing are open