In our next edition: Community Care Review magazine looks at trends and statistics on falls and the implications this has for those involved in the care of the elderly, as well the latest developments in fall prevention research and technology.
The focus on value-for-money criteria in home modification schemes is having some unintended consequences, writes Dr Andrew Martel.
A world-first app has been launched to support older people and people with disabilities, including renters and strata occupiers, to make simple, inexpensive modifications to their homes.
A free tablet app has been released to support Australians with disability to identify the range of assistive equipment and technology options that could improve their independence and wellbeing.
A series of home modification training workshops for occupational therapists, health professionals and builders are being held around Australia in 2017 to present best practice considerations for home modifications for older people and people with disability.
Home modifications produce improved outcomes when they are embedded in a reablement approach and focus on early intervention, a new review finds.
Australian-first research has shown that modifying the home of a community care client can reduce the need for care by an average of 42 per cent and lead to a 40 per cent improvement in a person’s quality of life.
The looming problem of whether Australia’s housing stock is fit to enable older people and people with disability to age in place demands new leadership, writes Michael Bleasdale.
Home modifications and upgrades are among the range of services to be provided through the funding.
A new web-based tool aimed at architects and developers champions the cause of age friendly design.
A NSW housing academic says housing design must change as the population ages.