Aged care facilities are tightening up screening and access practices in response to advice to restrict visitor access to help protect residents from coronavirus.
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The Federal Government has announced funding for providers to access training, additional staff and in-facility testing for coronavirus and flu as part of a $2.4 billion health response to the pandemic.
McLean Care, BaptistCare and IRT Group are among the winners at this week’s national aged care awards.
West Australian aged care provider Baptistcare has announced plans to acquire aged care and retirement living provider Global Care Group.
Aged care and health service provider Roshana Group will take over the ownership and management of Dryandra Residential Care in Kellerberrin in regional Western Australia.
Aged care providers need to be open about the end-of-life services they can and can’t provide and refer elsewhere when necessary, writes Larissa McIntyre.
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.
Also in this story: WA facilities changing hands; and Rosewood gets redevelopment green light.
Also in this wrap: executive team for merged trio in WA is announced; Baptistcare appoints new head of aged care; and a new director announced for HammondCare’s palliative care centre.
Also: HammondCare receives approval for new dementia village; and BaptistCare formally opens new Kellyville facility.
Aged care providers across the country are ramping up public awareness campaigns as consumer choice takes hold and landmark changes in home care come into effect this month.
A new social media campaign celebrates the tens of thousands of aged care staff who will be working over the Christmas break providing care to Australia’s seniors.
An aged care provider’s website that enables clients to customise their home care package has taken out top honours at the sector’s annual technology awards last night.
In this story: BaptistCare opens Orana Centre, Kellyville phase two; construction starts on Catholic Healthcare’s Ipswich centre; Helping Hand opens $6 million re-development.