Individuals and aged care providers have been honoured for their outstanding achievements and dedication to the sector at Leading Age Services Australia’s state awards in Sydney this week.
Former Labor health minister Nicola Roxon, who made her mark in politics as a tobacco control campaigner who was responsible for bringing in plain packaging for cigarettes, has been appointed HESTA’s incoming independent chair.
Individuals and organisations from across the aged care sector have been recognised for their commitment, dedication and achievements at a gala dinner in Adelaide.
There are mutually beneficial opportunities available to aged care employees and employers that can help to make a positive difference to the retirement incomes of staff, writes Neil Saxton.
A rapid response outreach team that designed a referral pathway for emergency services, and an organisation that provides housing for elderly and frail homeless people have won national awards at the Hesta Aged Care Awards.
Almost a quarter of aged care workers surveyed are planning to leave the sector in the next five years, leading to a potential shortfall of 80,000 workers, according to new research from HESTA.
Melbourne-based architectural firm Thomson Adsett has been selected as the project architects for Glenview Community Services’ dementia village in Tasmania.
A Melbourne-based aged care and disability service provider has won an award for its use of the arts to enhance the wellbeing of its residents over large hospital, health and aged services from around Australia.
A multi-sector partnership will develop a residential facility designed to recreate real-life experiences for people with dementia.
Australia’s community care workers are being encouraged to nominate exceptional colleagues for the 2017 HESTA Community Sector Awards.
The longstanding issue of low wages for care workers and nurses in residential aged care is back in focus as a Senate committee investigates the sector’s workforce. But is anything likely to change?
A team from a regional community care provider and its innovative indigenous meal program is among the 12 finalists of the upcoming HESTA national nursing awards.
Programs that empower a predominantly female workforce, provide care for those with a mental illness, and facilitate church services for residents with dementia are among recent winners of two national awards programs.
A program for older people with complex mental health needs, and a model where residents, including those with dementia, live in small-scale houses are among the initiatives recognised in this year’s HESTA awards.