Also in this wrap: Baptistcare appoints chief strategy officer; and Catholic Health Australia appoints two new board members.
Aged care providers, professionals and services are being called upon to complete an online survey about improving services for older people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
This month’s public hearing will run over eight days and focus on the current system including clinical issues and the concerns of representative bodies and service recipients, the aged care royal commission has announced.
Applications are open for providers in remote and very remote areas to deliver residential aged care services to indigenous Australians.
Aged care organisations need to focus on change management processes when introducing new technologies to best support all staff, a provider tells Australian Ageing Agenda ahead of their appearance at an upcoming industry conference.
The aged care sector’s new independent regulator has launched a tool for providers to understand and assess their performance against the new quality standards.
The Department of Health has updated the provider resource for the new aged care quality standards to include concerns about the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications as a form of chemical restraint.
South Australian not-for-profit aged care provider Life Care has been recognised internationally for the highest standard of dementia design at its facility in Joslin.
Giving an antipsychotic medication to an aged care resident should only be considered when all other interventions have failed, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Former Benetas chairman John McKenzie has joined a group of other Australians honoured for their contribution to the community and the aged care sector this Australia Day.
Older women who are widowed, live in remote areas or have a low income are more likely to access aged care services than other older women, a University of Newcastle study has found.
A new interactive map has been launched to assist Australian aged care providers to identify where there is a high demand for workforce training programs in China.
Residential aged care providers can incorporate senior’s hubs and offer assisted care services to help Australian seniors remain in their homes for as long as possible but still connected to the community, writes James Kelly.
The residential aged care occupancy rate hit a 10-year low last financial year, new government figures show, but the rate finding is at odds with a key industry report.