Also in this wrap: Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council appoints Dr George Margelis as independent chair.
Publishing staff-to-resident ratios in aged care is a positive first step for increasing transparency but it’s not enough for consumers to make informed decisions, according to a parliamentary inquiry report.
Also in this wrap: Resthaven announces two key appointments.
Labor has committed to review the Aged Care Funding Instrument if elected, but said it is not in the position to reverse the government’s funding changes – a statement peak bodies have challenged.
One in five prescriptions to seniors ‘inappropriate’; survey confirms isolation of dementia; thinking yourself healthy in older age; getting creative with falls prevention; collaborative study on dementia pain management underway; flexible work options for older workers needed.
Christmas can be a lonely time of year for the elderly who are on their own. And it can also be a busy time for aged care facilities taking calls from concerned family members.
The federal government has released the ‘exposure draft’ of new, consolidated anti-discrimination legislation that looks set to advance the rights of many groups, including older people. The news has received the sector’s cautious support.
The 2007 GFC may be ‘technically’ over in Australia but its impact still lingers. A new report has identified that older, single women on low incomes and in poorer health were at the greatest risk of being affected by the crisis.
A study has found that all older workers are worried to some degree that they will be stereotyped, rather than seen for their true worth.
National Seniors Australia is searching for members with a passion for politics to become activists and help the organisation get aged care reform over the line in 2012.
National Seniors Australia has appointed a new chairman to lead the board and organisation into 2012 and beyond.
Governments, communities and businesses all have a significant role to play in creating a better, more coordinated health care system that realises the economic potential of older Australians.
As of today, PM Gillard is offically part of the 50-club, may experience the same issues that most 50-year olds will face and be able reap the advocacy and discount rewards that come with National Seniors Australia membership.
With cyclone and flooding season around the corner, QLD aged care providers are being encouraged to improve their emergency response policies