Both high and low income Commonwealth countries are facing a surge in demand for long term care for their older populations plus growing difficulties in relying on families to continue to provide unpaid care.
An aged care provider’s success with a series of fitness and wellness centres co-located at its residential facilities has been recognised with an innovation in service award.
With the government having signalled the next reforms to commence in 2017, many are hopeful that 2016 will be a year of action and preparation for change.
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.
Thanks to the generosity of Australian aged care providers and businesses, delegates from 16 developing countries were able to come to Australia and share their unique perspectives, writes Andrew Larpent.
VIDEO: From the need for an ageing plan for Australia to the importance of standing up for disadvantaged clients, aged care leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
AUDIO: From CEO to frontline and back office staff, everyone working in aged care is in a fantastic position to make a difference to the clients they serve, says Mary Freer, CEO and founder of Change Day Australia.
Writing in AAA, the Aged Care Leadership Project Committee responds to Andrew Larpent’s critique of its leadership strategy and framework.
The aged care leadership development project has offered limited value to the sector. Its Leadership Capability Framework misses the mark and has the capacity to mislead, writes Andrew Larpent.
Southern Cross Care (SA & NT) appoints Jo Boylan as its director of operations; Aged Care Channel has appointed Marissa David as business and finance manager.
Indigenous leader Noel Pearson and aged care CEO Andrew Larpent separately spoke of the importance and power of the individual in creating positive change at a health and aged care conference in Melbourne on this week.