The home care waiting list has been the elephant in the room during the election campaign.
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A new website is being launched specifically for carers of people with dementia to find information and share their stories.
Local councils in Sydney and Brisbane have launched plans to make their neighbourhoods more accessible for the elderly and people with disability.
An individualised approach to care is key to understanding the needs of residents with dementia and delivering best-practice care, providers tell the aged care royal commission.
There needs to be more focus on aged care organisations providing best-practice dementia care, international dementia advocate Glenn Rees has told the aged care royal commission.
The national spiritual care and ageing peak body has received $544,000 to help aged care staff meet their obligations for spiritual care under the new standards and empower consumers about their rights.
Current guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers are outdated and existing risk assessment tools are “like flipping a coin”, an international expert says.
A resident was left unfed during her four-week stay in aged care due to lack of supervision and encouragement during mealtimes from care staff, the aged care royal commission has heard.
A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
The Australian Labor Party has promised $100 million to expand access to culturally appropriate residential aged care for seniors from multicultural backgrounds if elected to government.
Individuals and aged care providers have been honoured for their outstanding achievements and dedication to the sector at Leading Age Services Australia’s state awards in Sydney this week.
Aged care staff are expected to shrug off the physical and verbal abuse they experience from residents in their care, a personal care worker has told the aged care royal commission.