The government has faced a grilling about why it allows young people with disabilities to languish in aged care facilities.
Peninsula Villages CEO Shane Neaves tells Australian Ageing Agenda about the challenges and opportunities facing his organisation and leadership in the sector.
A uniform can symbolise the value of contribution, welcome residents and visitors and tell the story of a place, writes Pamela Jabbour.
Four in five providers are struggling to deliver the care clients expect and many say they will have to reduce services, staff and investment if financial conditions worsen, aged care CEOs say.
An alliance of 40 disability advocacy groups has signed a statement calling on the government to include sexuality supports in the NDIS.
Providers are taking almost half of clients’ home care expenditure to pay for administration and case management.
A research institute at Macquarie University has secured $1.8 million to develop a digital dashboard to help aged care providers monitor quality indicators and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
Almost half a million Australians are receiving specialist disability services and the vast majority are happy with the support they receive, according to a government report.
A provider’s transport service has evolved from simple visits to parks and cafés to a focus on supporting aged care residents to participate in their chosen leisure activities and connect with the broader community.
A deal between stakeholders about service and funding expectations, aged care treated as a necessary part of ageing and a non-political approach to accessing consumer wealth are among strategies needed.
Australia’s first ever dedicated research centre has opened for the study of caring, carers and care solutions.
The Department of Health has launched a discussion paper and online survey to inform the finer details of a new serious incident scheme for residential aged care.