When faced with getting old, there are two options, according to international ageing advocate and author Marcus Riley. We can wither on the vine, or we can embrace our later years with positivity and passion.
The aged care royal commission is an opportunity to bring policy and services in line with community expectations and what stakeholders are willing to pay, but it mustn’t interfere with reforms underway or decisions on others, aged care CEOs tell Australian Ageing Agenda.
Also in this wrap: BallyCara announces new director of the Sona Institute; Anne Livingstone and Dr Sabrina Pit appointed to ISO technical committee; and International Council of Nurses appoints Australian CEO.
There are more deaths from cancer in aged care facilities in South Australia than in hospices and at home combined, according to a participant at the recent Palliative Care Australia conference in Adelaide.
Aged care CEO and global ambassador Marcus Riley has shared Australia’s progress and brought back learnings for the sector.
In this story: Dr Jane Wilson appointed to Opal board; Nicola Reynolds to oversee research, advocacy at Benetas; and Marcus Riley appointed chair of IAHSA.
A positive attitude could be the most important element to a happy life in residential aged care.