Aged care organisations need to ensure the services they procure also meet the new quality standards, a provider’s head of procurement tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Celebrating women in our sector is more than a collection of individuals, it’s about creating a community, write Samantha Bowen and Amanda Terranova.
Residential providers in rural, regional and remote areas have picked up more than a third of places in the 2018–19 Aged Care Approvals Round, the government has announced.
The number of residential aged care places across Australia has increased 3.5 per cent in a year, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
A trial of a national network of outreach centres, information hubs and advisors has been launched to help vulnerable seniors navigate the aged care system and access services.
A series of national forums has begun this week to inform the eligibility and assessment pathway for residents of the national network of dementia care units for people with symptoms too severe for mainstream services.
Encouraging residents and their families to provide feedback on the organisation and having a consumer directed model of care are among the integrated approaches one provider is implementing to meet the new standards.
Aged care providers need to work with their residents to provide meaningful wellness activities, two occupational therapists tell Australian Ageing Agenda ahead of their appearance at an industry conference.
The Federal Government has announced residential aged care will receive an additional $320 million as part of its new $662 million package to support older Australians.
The peak body representing Australian pharmacists is calling for funding to test an in-house pharmacist model to improve medication safety in residential aged care in its budget submission.
Listening to concerns is the best way to handle complaints and other issues raised by residents, their family members and workers, an aged care CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care organisations need to focus on change management processes when introducing new technologies to best support all staff, a provider tells Australian Ageing Agenda ahead of their appearance at an upcoming industry conference.
Former Benetas chairman John McKenzie has joined a group of other Australians honoured for their contribution to the community and the aged care sector this Australia Day.
A new interactive map has been launched to assist Australian aged care providers to identify where there is a high demand for workforce training programs in China.