The use of technology in delivering aged care, a wellness program for seniors, and an initiative to develop Aboriginal-specific home care were the programs recognised for their innovation at the HESTA Aged Care Awards last night.
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New thinking and new transformational models of service delivery are critical to providing aged care services in the future, says Jennene Buckley, whose organisation, Feros Care, won the top award at the HESTA Aged Care Awards last night.
A community nutritional care service that provides a qualified personal care attendant or community cook to prepare meals in older people’s homes is among the services and individuals nominated in this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards.
With the dramatic rise in online participation among seniors looking for engagement and entertainment, the provision of high quality and reliable internet access is no longer seen as a luxury add-on.
Telehealth and the NBN have long been expected to revolutionise home-based healthcare in Australia. But could a scaled down version of the NBN affect that? Natasha Egan reports.
Senior Australians have not been flocking to register for the PCEHR but two health providers tell of their successful efforts in signing up aged care clients and other older Australians while the sector waits for planning and support from government.
The Australian Skills Quality Authority has announced it will conduct a review of vocational education and training in the aged and community care space. The move has received praise from skills councils, unions and employer groups.
A simple way of making community care operations as simple as possible, for both the provider and the clients, has won a string of awards in the last few years. The latest, an international award, is the most prestigious honour yet.
This week DoHA announced Medicare rebates for doctors to consult using a video link.
We need reform now to get the right number of aged care beds in the right locations, says CEO of ACCV, Gerard Mansour.
An economist, an engineer and the CEO of a community care provider all want the PC, and hence the government, to look at the emerging field of gerontechnology before it’s too late.