Also in this wrap: Blue Care opens redeveloped facility; Opal unveils Blacktown facility; and Lyndoch Living acquires May Noonan Centre.
More than 175 RSL Care + RDNS aged care residents in north Queensland are sheltering in temporary accommodation, while many home care services remain suspended in affected areas.
While pets can provide a range of benefits to older people at home, owners sometimes struggle to care for them as their own needs increase, but help is available, reports Natasha Egan.
In this story: Resthaven gets green light for Aberfoyle Park; ECH opens new respite centre; IRT opens Woodlands development; Blue Care opens Townsville centre; Masonic Care Queensland sells facility to St Vincent’s Care Services.
The provision of care support and training and education in dementia will adopt a more coordinated approach with the long-awaited awarding of tenders to deliver two nationally consistent programs.
Blue Care buys retirement villages in three regional cities; MercyCare buys four Belrose Care facilities; New Gold Coast home for not-for-profit; and Tunstall partners to move into Chinese market.
From blunting demand for residential aged care to increasing the use of telehealth, different approaches are being taken by providers to ensure the long-term viability of rural and remote services.
Benetas opens Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments; ACH opens Yankalilla gym for seniors; IRT announces operators of new respite centre; and Eureka acquires three Blue Care retirement villages.
Vasey RSL Care opens 10 new residential units at Cheltenham Village; $1.2 million refurbishment for Resthaven Craigmore in SA; Blue Care purchases Fraser Shores Retirement Villages.
The century-old provider in Queensland and the NT is preparing a massive overhaul to respond to the changing sector and meet differing needs across metropolitan and remote areas.
Department beefs up staffing at contact centre over delays in screening and assessment, which has impacted RAS contractors, but says unnecessary referrals are adding to backlog.
YOU & I: Tracey and her mother Jan, who lives with dementia, attend Blue Care Coopers Plains Respite Care, where they met service manager Nerida and together began a journey that would help them establish a peaceful everyday routine.
New funding streams to ensure the viability of rural and remote aged care services are among the measures aged and community care providers would like to see in the forthcoming Budget.
Aged care providers across Australia will hold special services this Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli.