Also in this wrap: Catholic Healthcare completes Forbes relocation; Uniting AgeWell opens extension; and Anglican Care commences Gloucester development.
The long-standing chief executive officer of South Australian aged care provider Helping Hand has announced he will step down at the end of this year because “it seems like the right time” after 28 fulfilling and satisfying years in the role.
Aged care residents in NSW and South Australia have been provided with IT lessons to use the Internet safely and music playlists to help reconnect with their memories as part of intergenerational programs underway.
All aged care facilities should take part in a pioneering study of advance care directives among seniors in Australia, writes Megan Corlis.
Also in this wrap: New facility for Helping Hand; Development of Goodwin’s new village underway; and Japara begins construction and refurbishments projects.
On the 24th of December, Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek and Minister for Mental Health, Ageing and Social Inclusion, Mark Butler, quietly announced a seismic event for aged care services research, policy and practice.
It’s important! Researchers need five to ten minutes of your time to hear how residential aged care providers are dealing with sex and sexuality.
Aged care sustainability is a huge challenge for Australia and other nations but according to Dr Alexandre Kalache, whatever we face, it’s best that we face it together.
It’s time for conversations about elder abuse to become mainstream. Aged care advocates want the sector, governments and the community to talk more about the crime, raise awareness and take preventative action.
The Brazilian doctor who has championed ‘active ageing’ and ‘age-friendly cities’ is lending his intellect to the people of South Australia.