Also in this wrap: Baptcare promotes board member Robina Bradley to chair.
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Feb 19 – Feb 20 all-day
Palliative Care Victoria has raised concerns for the aged care sector over the passing of voluntary euthanasia legislation in Victoria, the first state in Australia to do so, as sector peaks and providers prepare their responses.
A new evidenced-based tool allows aged care providers to gain insights into their residents’ experiences of aged care through a six-question survey.
Considering a significant proportion of people with epilepsy develop the condition when they are over 65, aged care workers should be equipped to detect the signs, writes Dr Loretta Piccenna.
Some 6 per cent or 50,000 aged care clients access more than five Commonwealth Home Support Program services, unpublished data from the Department of Health shows.
The reporting of home care monthly statements should be standardised across the industry and expenditure tracked over time to assess the impact of the February policy changes, researchers say.
Also in this wrap: New facility features a farm for residents’ wellbeing; facility upgrade supports Grafton’s seniors; and Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health join forces.
The Commonwealth Government is seeking feedback on the development of the proposed specialist care units to support people with very severe dementia-related behaviours.
An experienced aged care lawyer is warning service providers of their legal risk ahead of incoming changes to privacy legislation.
Gary Barnier steps down from Opal Aged Care while long-serving chief of LHI Retirement Services Tim Gray retires.
Differences in male and female experiences of illness and pain may not be sufficiently understood in treatment of aged care residents, according to a new review.
The Federal Government has this week released the findings of the two reviews assessing the five-year aged care strategies for people with diverse needs, with both finding more work is needed.