Also in this wrap: Japara secures land in Robina; NewDirection Care launches aged care microtown; and Signature Care expands to high-demand location in NSW.
Aged care residents need to be able to express their end-of-life preferences and have them supported by the health professionals who care for them, says the lead investigator of an end-of-life care study underway.
More than 500 responses from aged care residents and hospital patients from seven large organisations in Victoria have been received so far in a ground-breaking study underway into the benefits of pastoral care.
The peak body representing eight of the largest for-profit aged care providers has announced the appointment of a Canberra bureaucrat as its incoming CEO.
Advance Care Planning Australia and the National Ageing Research Institute have developed a resource to support aged care managers and senior staff to implement advance care planning within their organisations.
Also in this story: Warrigal opens new dementia home; and Oryx secures land for new facility.
Librarian Penny Felders loves matching aged care residents with the perfect read, she tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A national plan to tackle elder abuse is welcome, but action is urgently needed now, writes Geoff Rowe.
A new aged care-specific body will be established to tackle longstanding vocational training issues in the sector, the Federal Government announced on Wednesday.
With the latest modelling tools, aged care organisations can now start to map all the elements in the complicated service equation, write Hamish Robertson and Nick Nicholas.
Aged care organisations have celebrated the women who work for their organisations along with those they care for this week’s International Women’s Day.
Also in this wrap: project triples Uniting’s Shellharbour site; TriCare opens new luxury wing; and SwanCare plans leisure precinct.
Two lots of palliative care resources, including new standards, guidelines and support materials, have been released this week to support aged care providers.
The Intermedia Group has announced the appointment of Natasha Egan as editor of Australian Ageing Agenda as Darragh O’Keeffe moves to edit Government News.