Also in this wrap: RSL LifeCare unveils Port Macquarie facility; Odyssey Health Group announces builder of $81 million development; and IRT Group consulting on Towradgi Park upgrade.
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.
Also in this wrap: two senior appointments for aged care software provider.
Long-serving aged care CEO Glenn Bunney has been inducted into aged care’s technology hall of fame at this week’s Information and Technology in Aged Care Conference on the Gold Coast.
Australian aged care and lifestyle provider IRT Group has formed a world-first partnership to develop driverless car technology in a residential aged care setting.
An Australian-first training program to implement consumer directed care in residential aged care facilities has been shown to improve resident wellbeing.
Aged services delivering both residential and home care tell AAA they are confident proposed common standards can be applied across different settings.
KinCare appoints Brian Bissaker CEO as Jason Howie steps down; IRT Group appoints new chairman; Chris Guille announced as chair of National Seniors; architects BLP appoint aged care head.
Aged care organisation IRT Group and disability employment provider the Flagstaff Group are piloting a new training program to assist people with disabilities to move into a career in aged care.
IRT plans new co-located care centre; Aveo unveils plans for major vertical retirement community; Darwin centre gets $15 million makeover; Juniper builds new service hub.
Benetas opens Corowa Court Aged Care Apartments; ACH opens Yankalilla gym for seniors; IRT announces operators of new respite centre; and Eureka acquires three Blue Care retirement villages.
In this story: Development of Catholic Healthcare integrated facility underway; Scalabrini appoints contractor for next phase of Drummoyne facility; IRT gets approval for new senior housing development; and $150 million makeover for Uniting Mayflower Westmead.
Providers have a key role to play in supporting customers and their families to have a conversation about their end of life wishes, writes Nieves Murray.
Peak bodies have hit back at “concerning” cuts to the Aged Care Funding Instrument announced in last night’s Federal Budget, which will see government save $1.2 billion over four years.