An aged care provider is taking part in a trial where staff wear empathy suits to help them better understand the needs and experiences of the residents they are caring for.
Helping Hand has appointed Chris Stewart as incoming CEO while fellow South Australian provider ACH Group has announced Frank Weits as its new leader.
A trial launched at two facilities in Adelaide allows residents with limited mobility to play cricket.
Five aged care workers from South Australia have been selected to visit Japan in October as part of a provider exchange program.
Also in this wrap: ACH Group appoints Mary Patetsos as chair and the Public Health Association of Australia announces a new CEO.
From librarians to disc jockeys and corporate workers, aged care providers are highlighting the people who volunteer their time, expertise and friendship to support residents as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations.
From developing and trialling new programs and initiatives to major capital works, aged care executives tell AAA what’s on their agenda for the year ahead.
A new resource kit has been developed to support aged care services deliver culturally appropriate care to older Muslim Australians.
South Australian musician Kerry Reid turned to volunteering in residential aged care to keep busy after her mother passed away.
In this story: Sue Vardon appointed ECH chair; ACH Group appoints Ray Creen as CEO; Leading Age Services Australia appoints NSW manager.
Aged care leaders should start measuring and benchmarking the quality of life for the residents in their facilities as a way of fostering industry-wide collaboration to ensure older people live better lives.
Lifestyle services can have a significant impact on resident health and wellbeing, and as the sector becomes more consumer directed, what providers offer can become a determining factor in financial viability.
Benetas opens Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments; ACH opens Yankalilla gym for seniors; IRT announces operators of new respite centre; and Eureka acquires three Blue Care retirement villages.
The not-for-profit aged care sector will lose two of its long-serving leaders, as Lucy Morris resigns as Baptistcare CEO and Mike Rungie steps down as ACH Group CEO.