The royal commission has heard “significant” concerns about respite care and the effect of the “try before you buy” approach on the availability of residential respite.
Providing support to carers who are looking after older people with dementia doesn’t delay or prevent them going into residential aged care, a comprehensive analysis of recent research has found.
Carers Australia is reaching out to what has been called the nation’s largest unpaid workforce with a campaign to help identify Australia’s army of informal carers and link them to support.
Australia’s aged care service organisations have joined forces with the federal government’s digital health agency to contact members and highlight the benefits of the expansion of My Health Record to an opt-out program.
Residential aged care providers would be required to offer some respite care in return for improved Commonwealth subsidies under proposals from the peak carers’ group.
Many carers are struggling to access supports in their own right and report being worse off under the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Carers Australia has told a Productivity Commission review.
Two new resources aimed at improving the delivery and navigation of respite services for people living with dementia are now available.
Life Without Barriers and Carers Australia will announce the winners of the second annual National Carer Awards at a celebratory luncheon on 26 February.
The government has raised the prospect of a new national advocacy service for aged care clients, but the existing state-based agencies are being backed by key stakeholders in arguing for the status quo – with some improvements.
Home and community care staff are being urged to nominate an unpaid carer for a gong in the second annual National Carer Awards hosted by Carers Australia and Life Without Barriers.
In this wrap: Gerard Mansour appointed to Wintringham board; Peter Hamilton to drive growth strategy at Estia; Carer Gateway Advisory Group members announced.
In this wrap: provider to build LGBTI aged care facility; putting elder abuse on the agenda; Benevolent appoints Joanne Toohey as CEO; warning on crushing tablets; new work to develop culturally sensitive dementia care.
Aged care stakeholders are agreed on the need to push ahead with the next stage of aged care reform and have ramped up talks through the National Aged Care Alliance.
Call for pensions, superannuation overhaul; seniors lobby against pension changes; new interagency policy on elder abuse; site provided for Croatian aged care facility; Singapore chooses Australian IT programs.