The proportion of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians accessing aged care services has declined in 2018 compared to the previous year, the latest data shows.
A new resource has been launched to guide health professionals and policy makers involved in providing end of life care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Applications are open for home care providers in remote and regional areas of the country to expand or establish services under the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program, or NATSIFAC.
Consumer directed care has failed in remote regions of Australia but flexible arrangements available for indigenous communities offer a model which a researcher believes should be extended to all remote areas.
Australia’s aged care sector needs to start preparing for the specific needs of the Stolen Generations as they enter the system over the next five years, the head of the Healing Foundation says.
A home care provider that helps LGBTI clients get the services they need and an organisation that seeks to return indigenous people to their traditional lands have been recognised with awards from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.
The government is working with sector stakeholders and consumers on a new diversity framework to ensure seniors who have special needs are adequately cared for in the aged care system, Australian Ageing Agenda has confirmed.
The predictions from some quarters that indigenous and CALD clients would not understand or be wary of the move to consumer directed care have been shown to be unfounded, says CEO.
Australia is at the forefront of an international research effort to develop validated assessment tools for use with older Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous leader Noel Pearson and aged care CEO Andrew Larpent separately spoke of the importance and power of the individual in creating positive change at a health and aged care conference in Melbourne on this week.
QUT has just launched a new bulk-billed, nurse practitioner service for seniors living with a chronic disease.
A delegation from Australia’s largest network of aged care providers went to Parliament House yesterday to help keep the momentum for aged care reform going, and stick up for those who the free market won’t help.
Eight Indigenous Blue Care employees will begin their nursing studies at TAFE next week, as part of the organisation’s newly launched scholarship program.
A large provider has launched a new indigenous healthcare program in central Queensland.