Australia’s low level of spending on aged care compared to other nations is “embarrassing” and putting the care of seniors at risk, say aged care peak bodies.
South Australian aged care provider Helping Hand Aged Care has partnered with the National Ageing Research Institute to help drive improvements in aged care services.
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.
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 Royal Australian College of GPs has released updated guidelines for the care of older people.
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.
Simplicity is important when communicating with a person with dementia, the head of Dementia Australia tells Community Care Review.
A new app and an educational video have been launched to raise awareness of elder abuse and support senior Australians.
A funded complete-cycle-of-care approach would help address the overuse on antipsychotics in aged care, writes Natalie Soulsby.
The aged care system needs a national network of government-funded multi-disciplinary hospital outreach services to support aged care recipients in their care facility or home, this week’s inquiry hears.