Community care workers are being encouraged to participate in a free online course run by the University of Tasmania on the latest in dementia care and research.
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Flinders University researchers are running a free online course on palliative care and end-of-life issues.
The Office of the Public Advocate in Victoria and the Commissioner for Senior Victorians have developed a practical guide to help older people appoint a power of attorney.
Service providers with bilingual staff are being encouraged to register their service with a new online directory launched by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing.
The Department of Health is hosting a live webinar for aged care service providers next week on the draft quality standards and updates to the My Aged Care gateway.
The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia is inviting providers, culturally and linguistically diverse consumers and carers to have their say on building a more inclusive aged care system.
Dementia Australia has developed a resource to help people with younger onset dementia understand and navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Head to Health, a new government website connects Australians with trusted digital and phone mental health resources.
Monetary and in-kind rewards, career progression upwards and sideways into other roles and a comprehensive education program are all useful tools for aged care staff retention, according to a study.
The Department of Health has released a new booklet to guide consumers on accessing the Short-Term Restorative Care Program, as well as an updated manual for service providers.
Not-for-profit aged care provider HammondCare has worked with Sydney artist Annette Innis to produce a new adult colouring book specifically designed for older people.
A Queensland coroner has recommended that personal care workers and assistants in nursing be required to enter any variation in a resident’s condition in the progress notes, following the health-related death of an 86-year-old aged care resident.
A set of new resources has been developed to build the capacity of Commonwealth Home Support Program providers to deliver inclusive and person-centred care.
Management and staff at two aged care organisations where 16 residents died during this year’s winter flu season lacked the skills and knowledge to respond to an outbreak, an audit by the Quality Agency has found.