Also in this wrap: Amana Living appoints new board member.
Aged care organisations need to focus on change management processes when introducing new technologies to best support all staff, a provider tells Australian Ageing Agenda ahead of their appearance at an upcoming industry conference.
Amana Living’s dedicated staffing approach embodies person-centred care and its principles are transferable to any organisation, writes CEO Stephanie Buckland.
Individuals and organisations in the residential aged care sector were recognised for their outstanding achievements at an industry conference this week.
Aged care organisations have celebrated the women who work for their organisations along with those they care for this week’s International Women’s Day.
Also in this story: Bethanie Gwelup now fully operational; construction underway at Mercy Place Montrose; and AVEO opens $36 million aged care facility.
Aged services delivering both residential and home care tell AAA they are confident proposed common standards can be applied across different settings.
Seniors who are cash-strapped and have complex healthcare needs will end up in the hospital system as the recent funding cuts limit the ability of aged care operators to accommodate them, provider says.
In this story: Amana Living announces new CEO; PASCOP chooses more meaningful name; Craig Charlton appointed chairman of Health Metrics; and Kay Patterson named new Age Discrimination Commissioner.
Amana Living opens new transition care centre; Catholic Healthcare commences work on new Bathurst centre; Australian Unity completes community centre facilities at Peninsula Grange Retirement Community and HammondCare to build residential care home for older homeless.
Technology and new approaches to the design and operation of healthcare to deliver services more effectively and efficiently is the theme of this year’s Australian Healthcare Week event, which for the first time includes a full day focused on aged care.
The full rollout of CDC across community care, the announcement of further consumer control from 2017, and the moving of aged care back to the health department – it was another significant year for aged care.
In this wrap: Arcare appoints chair of clinical governance committee; Nicola Burton appointed L&D manager at ACC; Archdeacon Braden Short appointed to Amana board.
Operators have to adapt their business models quickly to meet the next round of reform in community care but the changes will not automatically mean less red tape for providers or more choice for consumers, especially in a rationed system, providers say.