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.
A home care provider that helps LGBTI clients get the services they need and an organisation that seeks to return indigenous people to their traditional lands have been recognised with awards from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.
Also in this wrap: leading South Australian aged care provider ECH has made two key appointments to its governance.
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.
Diversity is an asset and something to be celebrated, ECH Group diversity manager Robyn Burton tells Australian Ageing Ageing.
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.
In this story: Sue Vardon appointed ECH chair; ACH Group appoints Ray Creen as CEO; Leading Age Services Australia appoints NSW manager.
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.
Despite much talk in the sector that relocation to purpose-built retirement housing offers older people health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits there is no “coherent or robust” evidence to support it, according to a leading provider.
Isolation has major mental health and physical impacts on older people, yet limited funding and a prioritising of the physical needs of community care clients act as significant barriers to addressing the social wellbeing of individuals.
Six months after the Quality Agency assumed responsibility for quality in community care and some in the sector are still seeking proof it won’t simply impose a residential-based framework, while the agency says it acknowledges community care is different.
After almost 14 years at the helm of one of South Australia’s largest retirement living and aged care organisations, Rob Hankins is to retire from the chief executive officer role at ECH next year.