Also in this wrap: IRT Cullburra Beach gets the green light; Australian Unity completes stage one of vertical retirement precinct; and Warmun Community Aged Care receives $500,000 for upgrades.
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Regional community care providers have rejected a return to block funding, saying the benefits of consumer directed care are too important to give up.
The first participants of a home care pre-employment program targeting Indigenous workers are set to graduate next month.
Older people in Victoria’s Vietnamese and Indo-Chinese communities will get better targeted and more culturally responsive care packages with the launch of a new initiative by Australian Unity and newly established community service provider Multicultural Care Assist.
Also in this story: UOW’s Dr Lyn Phillipson appointed age-friendly mentor of international program and Hall & Wilcox announces a new partner.
Mutual aged care and assisted living provider Australian Unity has hosted a series of walks to raise awareness about mental wellbeing as part of international mental health week celebrations.
Australian Unity will use $100,000 provided by the Victorian government to launch a program targeting ageing members of emerging CALD communities
The head of a leading aged care provider has expressed frustration over the announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, saying it is a “shame” things have reached this point.
A program that provides client-centred support to residents and a service boosting the health and wellbeing of family carers are among the initiatives recognised in industry awards.
New research has highlighted the benefits of using a mobile phone app to manage stress and build the resilience of informal carers.
Also in this story: Anglican Care picks up an independent facility in Bulahdelah, St Catherine’s residents move in to new Bathurst facility; and Australian Unity opens Glen Waverley aged and retirement living facility.
Home care providers are urging the review into aged care reforms to address ongoing concerns over lengthy consumer delays in accessing Level 3 and 4 packages and low take up of Level 1 and 2 packages.
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.
Aged care providers and peak bodies have called for a national positive image campaign to promote the industry’s career opportunities to possible workers ranging from school students to medical and health professionals.