With residential aged care becoming predominantly high care, a growing movement is cautioning against facilities mimicking clinical hospital models, and is highlighting the importance of outdoor spaces.
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Two aged care providers are renewing the call for more coordinated approaches to advance care planning in aged care and ensuring a greater emphasis on older people’s wishes at end of life.
As Australia marks Pastoral Care Week, one provider shares its experience of using volunteer pastoral care visitors to reduce social isolation.
In this wrap: Provider recognised for CDC transition; business nod for Meals on Wheels SA chief; finalists in hospitality awards announced.
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.
An innovative program that supports carers of people with dementia to develop their skills, access support services and maintain their wellbeing has been named a finalist in the 2015 HESTA Aged Care Awards.
In this wrap: Stockland and Opal start work on Cardinal Freeman facility; Australian Unity purchases Elderslee Retirement Village; and technology embedded in BaptistCare’s new Canberra facility.
The view that one voice speaking to governments and communities would be stronger misses a fundamental point – diversity and inclusion is far more powerful than homogenised, single monopolies, writes Dr Lucy Morris.
Watermark retirement living in joins BaptistCare; Medical & Aged Care Group buys Casey Aged Care; and Mercy Place Fernhill opening.
Regis buys ECH’s NT facility; design award for BaptistCare’s seniors complex; top marks for app that helps age in place; Meals on Wheels SA marks 60 years; recognising exceptional service.
As CEO of Baptistcare, which operates aged, disability and mental health services, Dr Lucy Morris has a wide view of modern Australian society and, as she tells AAA, she is disturbed by the current public discourse.
Disgruntled Western Australian aged care providers haven’t gone away. One major group has kick-started a very public charge against what it says are major government funding shortfalls.
ACSWA announces the final contenders for this year’s Awards for Excellence in Care
The WA organisation has bucked the trend by maintaining an overtly Christian name when it rebranded.