To combat social isolation among seniors and others, it is important that everyone works hard to ensure their neighbourhood achieves a strong sense of community, writes David Panter.
Care providers are exploring home share initiatives that bring together ageing home owners and younger community members.
A study has found that introducing a Level 5 home care package would allow more people to remain at home where they could have a “good and respectful” death if that was their choice, an aged care conference heard.
In this wrap: Mike Callaghan to replace Lynda O’Grady at ACFA; Uniting AgeWell appoints Raelene Thompson as new chair; and ECH’s David Panter elected to LASA board.
The head of ECH, a large community aged care provider in South Australia, has delivered a damning critique of the pursuit of consumer-driven, market-based models in aged care.
Dr David Panter to replace Rob Hankins at ECH; Award-winning video editor Clive Jenkins joins ACC; and Professor Colette Browning takes over from Associate Professor Susan Koch at RDNS Institute