Organisations and individuals in the aged care sector have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in developing and implementing technology systems at a gala dinner in Adelaide this week.
A first-of-its kind project exploring the role of remote community art centres in connecting Aboriginal people to aged care services and the development of a culturally sensitive home care service are among the community care projects to share in $34 million in government funding.
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An initiative to help residents and families discuss difficult subjects, a dementia care project and a leadership program are among the projects recognised in nominations for the HESTA Aged Care Awards.
When it comes to recruiting new workers, thinking outside the square may provide solutions to meeting workforce demand. Two aged care providers tell AAA about their novel initiatives to attract people to the sector.
Residential aged care providers are increasingly partnering with state departments of education to provide school-based traineeships in the hopes of attracting young workers.
With residential aged care becoming predominantly high care, a growing movement is cautioning against facilities mimicking clinical hospital models, and is highlighting the importance of outdoor spaces.
Service providers collaborating on a unique development to enable people with disabilities and their ageing parent carers to stay living together as they age say they are documenting their experiences and will produce a blueprint to guide other providers.
Isolation has major mental health and physical impacts on older people, yet limited funding and a prioritising of the physical needs of community care clients act as significant barriers to addressing the social wellbeing of individuals.
AAA meets three aged care providers that are taking significant steps to minimise their environmental footprint and demonstrating why investing in sustainability has some surprising benefits.
Aged care executives were among the 1,000 business and community leaders who slept out last night to raise funds and community awareness of homelessness.
Aged care providers and the research community are working together to bolster the research undertaken in the sector and to ensure latest findings are translated into practice at the coalface.
Researchers and stakeholders in aged care have raised concerns over what the proposed dismantling of the AIHW could mean for the future of aged care and ageing-related research.
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