A Labor government will ensure that every aged care facility has a registered nurse on site 24 hours a day, publishes its staff skill mix and has appropriate and properly-trained staff at all times, the leader of the Opposition has announced.
COTA Australia has raised concerns over the additional time providers have been given to implement the new single charter of rights and is urging organisations to set themselves an earlier deadline.
The aged care royal commission has heard people are missing out on support and management after being diagnosed with dementia because of a breakdown in the referral process.
The rollout of 10,000 new home care packages flagged in December will begin this week, the federal government says.
Dementia Australia CEO Maree McCabe has congratulated dementia and aged care advocate Ita Buttrose for being awarded an honorary UNSW Medicine doctorate.
Dementia Australia has become the first national dementia association to partner with Dementia Alliance International, the peak global dementia advocay organisation.
Dementia Australia has released a new iPad app to help family members connect and communicate with loved ones who are living with dementia through interactive games.
Dementia continues to be the leading cause of death among Australian women, and the second leading cause of death of all Australians behind heart disease, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics report released earlier this week.
Despite increased awareness about dementia, one in four people feel uncomfortable around someone living with the condition because they don’t know what to say or are worried about saying the wrong thing.
The head of the peak industry body Leading Age Services Australia has told the ABC he was unaware of many of the allegations of abuses, neglect and substandard care made on the broadcaster’s flagship Four Corners program.
A film about how Australian technology is helping people with dementia and their carers is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about the condition.
A new analysis puts the cost of caring for residents with dementia above earlier estimates, which advocates and providers say highlights the need for sustainable funding.
Prominent dementia researcher and adviser among those recognised in the Australia Day Honours.
Dementia Australia has developed a resource to help people with younger onset dementia understand and navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme.