Staffing has been highlighted as one of the biggest challenges facing the future of the aged care system in two research briefs from the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.
A one-stop shop for statistics on Australia’s aged care sector has been launched by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to assist policy research and evaluation within the sector.
A free toolkit has been launched to provide advice on creating easy, delicious, and nutritious restaurant quality meals and improve meal time socialisation among residents.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has issued new advice for improving collaboration between GPs and residential aged care staff.
Video and print resources for aged care workers have been translated by the Aged Care Complaints Scheme into five languages to help staff support aged care residents with the complaints process.
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic has opened a new learning centre that gives aged care workers the chance to enter the virtual world of someone with dementia.
New research is released showing just 5 per cent of people can correctly explain what a will, a power of attorney and an enduring guardianship are.
Alzheimer’s Australia NSW has launched a video resource on YouTube to help people living with dementia and their carers, while ANZ is the latest community services organisation to commit to giving its staff dementia awareness training as Alzheimer’s Australia Vic continues the rollout of Is it Dementia?
The Palliative Care Online Training resource has won its second major award in just four months since it was launched.
A new free resource from Bupa Care gives helpful advice and practical suggestions on how to engage and communicate with a loved one who has dementia.
The NSW state government in partnership with the NSW Taxi Council and Alzheimer’s Australia have announced the introduction of dementia awareness training for the state’s taxi drivers and bus, rail and ferry frontline staff.
A free skills-building program for dementia carers with individually tailored coaching, relaxation and stress management, and social networking is among some new dementia initiatives marking Dementia Awareness Week.
Engineer, Dr Tom Crow was thrown into a new and confronting role when his wife experienced a massive stroke. Told she was unlikely to walk again or come home, he took on the carer and advocate role with amazing results. His handbook tells how.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a comprehensive downloadable reference guide of information, supports and services to assist retirees with the decisions they may need to make in their later years.