The number of older Australians waiting for the right level of care is continuing to grow with the latest figures showing almost 128,000 are queued for a home care package matching their need.
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LASA has launched its campaign for the 2019 federal election calling for legislated maximum home care wait times to fix the “human tragedy in home care”.
Service providers are likely to fall under the spotlight of the proposed disability royal commission, according to draft terms of reference released by the government.
Benzodiazepines have limited use and should be used with caution in older people, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Also in this wrap: LDK Healthcare acquires The Landings at Turramurra; National Ageing Research Institute partners with innovAGEING; and Healthcare Australia acquires Wellness & Lifestyle.
The quality commission has released a report detailing and analysing what consumers are saying about the quality of residential aged care services.
Aged care providers can hire overseas workers to support older Australians from multicultural backgrounds under a new initiative announced by the Federal Government.
An Australian research team aims to develop a prototype for an affordable, mass-produced telepresence robot that can be used to prevent social isolation among the elderly and keep them in their homes for longer.
Care providers are exploring home share initiatives that bring together ageing home owners and younger community members.
Celebrating women in our sector is more than a collection of individuals, it’s about creating a community, write Samantha Bowen and Amanda Terranova.
There will be 79 new facilities resulting from the aged care places allocated this month with more than a quarter of the new services attached to three for-profit providers, an analysis of the results shows.
Also in this wrap: Churches of Christ care opens new community campus; MercyCare announces intergenerational campus; and Jewish Care Victoria to develop active living centre.