The first of 35 new Specialist Dementia Care Units for people whose symptoms are too severe to be adequately cared for by mainstream services is expected to start receiving residents this year.
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The quality of care provided to aged care consumers depends on the quality of working conditions in an organisation, new research confirms.
Also: Greengate appoints Chris Rigby as CEO, while Peter Hodgson becomes chair and John Russell is appointed a director; Brightwater appoints Di Bennett as head of home care.
A new study is investigating the impact socialisation robots have on the wellbeing of aged care residents with dementia and the staff providing the therapy.
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.
Community care services are at the vanguard of connecting people to each other and to their communities to prevent loneliness and social isolation. Marie Sansom reports.
An evaluation of Australia’s project to expand the role of nurse practitioners in aged care, which is due to be handed to government next month, will provide much-needed evidence of the effectiveness of NP models in aged care.
To ensure its service technicians could operate safely and comfortably within aged care facilities, AE Smith collaborated with a peak body to provide its staff with specialist training.
News in brief from the ageing agenda, featuring bites of information about recent research, technology, conference and government movements.
On the 24th of December, Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek and Minister for Mental Health, Ageing and Social Inclusion, Mark Butler, quietly announced a seismic event for aged care services research, policy and practice.
The provider would not be criminally respoonsible if it withdrew nutrition and hydration at the request of a resident.
She now hopes to challenge ageing stereotypes and promote mutually-supporting communities.