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.
An aged care worker who has become known for her innovative approach to making mealtimes fun and interesting for residents is among those recognised in the sector’s annual hospitality awards.
As Dementia Awareness Month comes to a close, a leading aged care provider shares early results from a new model of care showing reduced isolation among residents living with the disease.
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.
In this story: Green light for $300 million development; BaptistCare invests $10 million in Niola Centre; Southern Cross Care’s new development on track; Japara’s Bayview opens.
BaptistCare’s overarching technology strategy shifts the focus away from backend functions and towards the provision of care.