Older people in Victoria’s Vietnamese and Indo-Chinese communities will get better targeted and more culturally responsive care packages with the launch of a new initiative by Australian Unity and newly established community service provider Multicultural Care Assist.
The radio can be harnessed as a tool to reduce loneliness, isolation and depression among older people, a study suggests.
Online community aged care and disability support marketplace Better Caring has rebranded as Mable.
Measuring factors like loneliness, connection to friends and family, sense of purpose and community engagement can easily be incorporated into home care assessments and can result in happier clients and better services, a study has found
Researchers have developed what they hope will become a national, standardised tool to measure outcomes in community service provision under consumer directed care.
Nearly 60 per cent of disability service providers say they find it hard to recruit support workers highlighting a labour market struggling to grow fast enough to meet demand for quality staff, a new survey shows.
Australia’s community care workers are being encouraged to nominate exceptional colleagues for the 2017 HESTA Community Sector Awards.
Residential aged care could look to home care for retention strategies as a new survey finds community workers are more satisfied.
Aged care providers and consumer groups have heralded the latest changes to aged care that came into force this week, saying the reforms will improve outcomes for seniors and drive quality in the sector.
A grassroots campaign of care professionals and services is pushing to embed community-based palliative care in Australia to provide more inclusive end-of-life care – and they say aged care providers have a key role to play.
Arcare opens $60 million Malvern East facility; doors open at St Vincent’s Care Services Maroochydore; Hall & Prior building $67 million Perth centre; and Benetas gets green light for $26 million facility.
WA community provider Rise Network has announced a merger with non-profit provider Creative and Therapy Activities (CATA).
As all community care providers are now required to adopt a wellness and reablement approach and the government’s expansion of restorative care kicks off mid-year, a few providers share their journeys so far.
With up to 30 per cent of seniors living at home at risk of malnutrition, community care staff must encourage clients to eat properly in order to prevent falls and unnecessary hospitalisations, an expert will tell the upcoming Active Ageing Conference.