It is often said the true measure of a society is found in how it treats its most vulnerable members. Older Australians, particularly those who require support, fall squarely into this category, says Leading Aged Care Service CEO Sean Rooney.
With the ABC’s Four Corners program set to air a two part investigation about the treatment of the elderly in aged care facilities, crisis management expert Gail D’Arcy gives some advice about how to weather a media storm.
A three-year research project has developed a viable model for implementing consumer directed care in aged care facilities, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
To help aged care providers with the transition to the new quality standards, Julie McStay addresses key challenges they may face in this new column about quality conversations.
New Zealand is on track to increase its number of retirement village units by half in the next few years in an environment where customer is king, writes John Collyns.
The disability funding arrangements for eligible aged care residents offer a preview of consumer directed care in the residential sector, writes Ross McDonald.
As a community, we must do better to acknowledge communication disability and the impacts it has on the quality of life and take action to improve the situation, writes Gaenor Dixon.
It is time to rethink retirement in our ageing society, writes Senator Helen Polley.
Whilst some people receiving the Age Pension can enjoy a decent standard of living, it’s a very different situation for too many other seniors, writes Joel Pringle.
It has never been more important for aged care organisations to secure their networks, writes Steve Hunter.
Copenhagen and Hamburg are re-imagining third age living, writes James Kelly, who calls for Australian aged care and retirement living communities to feature more intergenerational and mixed used facilities.
Sector-level conversations need to filter down in South Africa to ensure the care of the elderly becomes as significant an agenda point as it is for other vulnerable groups in society, writes Femada Shamam.
The Commonwealth-funded Community Visitors Scheme should be enhanced to fund regular home visits by a trained nurse, writes Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward.
Rather than stigmatised, decline needs to be recognised as part of a life-course approach to ageing well, writes Felicity Chapman.