The Department of Health is calling on aged care providers and peak bodies to complete a survey about unused residential aged care places.
There has been an 85 per cent increase in the number of applications to set aged care accommodation prices above the threshold compared to the previous year, the Aged Care Pricing Commissioner’s annual report shows.
In the forthcoming Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we put the focus on residential aged care facilities designed to be futureproof, clinical software to support frontline care staff and hygiene and cleaning operations.
Also in this wrap: ECH expands in southern SA; Kalyra Woodcroft co-locates with Southern Montessori School; Abberfield opens Sandringham facility.
Also in this story: Warrigal opens new dementia home; and Oryx secures land for new facility.
Also in this wrap: RSL LifeCare opens high-tech facility; BaptistCare opens $11m redevelopment; and new facility to provide a home for homeless and disadvantaged.
A new program is helping providers address the barriers of improving existing aged care facilities, writes Nick Seemann.
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 focus on value-for-money criteria in home modification schemes is having some unintended consequences, writes Dr Andrew Martel.
The Property Council of Australia has unsurprisingly and eagerly endorsed the findings of University of Technology Sydney research on the benefits and affordability of retirement village living.
Also in this story: WA facilities changing hands; and Rosewood gets redevelopment green light.
Also in this wrap: Baptcare opens aged care community; OneCare Tasmanian facility on north-west coast underway; and Rosewood opens Leederville facility.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has called for more specialised aged care beds for people with severe behavioural disorders, often associated with dementia.
Also in this wrap: New facility for Helping Hand; Development of Goodwin’s new village underway; and Japara begins construction and refurbishments projects.