The quality commission has released a report detailing and analysing what consumers are saying about the quality of residential aged care services.
Aged care providers can hire overseas workers to support older Australians from multicultural backgrounds under a new initiative announced by the Federal Government.
Celebrating women in our sector is more than a collection of individuals, it’s about creating a community, write Samantha Bowen and Amanda Terranova.
There will be 79 new facilities resulting from the aged care places allocated this month with more than a quarter of the new services attached to three for-profit providers, an analysis of the results shows.
Also in this wrap: Churches of Christ care opens new community campus; MercyCare announces intergenerational campus; and Jewish Care Victoria to develop active living centre.
An aged care provider is taking part in a trial where staff wear empathy suits to help them better understand the needs and experiences of the residents they are caring for.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care is a welcome development for many reasons including the opportunities it provides to reflect on the achievements as well as the oversights of the reforms in home care, Dr Beatriz Cardona writes.
Australian providers are up for prizes in the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation awards, which recognise organisations that demonstrate innovation in aged care business, service and operations.
A new report indicates a high level of consumer dissatisfaction with home care providers for overcharging, sending out inadequately trained workers and failing to communicate.
Findings from the national quality indicators program will be online later this year and chemical restraints and falls are likely to be added to the list of measures, the quality commissioner has told an aged care conference.
Interrupting residents sleep to prevent pressure ulcers is ineffective and abusive and could be linked to behavioural concerns, the author of a recent study tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Residential providers in rural, regional and remote areas have picked up more than a third of places in the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round, the government has announced.
A purpose-built walkway is helping people with Parkinson’s stay on their feet.
A new resource has been launched to assist aged care providers to monitor the use of antipsychotic medications.