Providers can benefit from using an evidence-based framework that helps predict and evaluate the success of a technology in aged care settings before they implement it, an expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care services must provide residents with mental and physical engagement, writes Kerry Mann.
An intergenerational program that involves growing fruit and vegetables is helping residents feel valued and improve their social connections, a residential manager tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The Health Services Union is calling for a Medicare-style levy to fund Australia’s aged care system.
Aged care provider peak bodies have reiterated concerns about the viability of facilities in rural and remote areas following a new analysis on the financial performance of these services.
The number of loss-making facilities in outer regional, rural and remote areas is on the rise, with homes in South Australia struggling the most, a new report shows.
A system navigator independent of providers should be available as soon as people enter the aged care system, the Royal Commission has heard.
Industry superannuation fund First State Super has expanded an affordable housing initiative to Victoria to help people working in health, aged care and other community service roles live closer to where they work.
A strong assessment process is required to move to an aged care system with an uncapped supply of services, industry stakeholders tell this week’s royal commission hearing.
The South Australian health department has launched a $16 million grants program to improve access to palliative care services including in residential aged care homes.
Integration is key to the future of aged care, write Richard Terry and Daniela Kaiser.
West Australian aged care provider Baptistcare has announced plans to acquire aged care and retirement living provider Global Care Group.
The implementation of a consumer directed care model in an aged care home has improved trust, respect and communication between staff and residents, a provider CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A multimedia resource launched this week aims to help residential aged care staff better understand and support residents with dementia and their loved ones.