Aged care innovator Natasha Chadwick has been named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year and is using the platform to call for change to the industry.
The home care waiting list has been the elephant in the room during the election campaign.
A resident was left unfed during her four-week stay in aged care due to lack of supervision and encouragement during mealtimes from care staff, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Individuals and aged care providers have been honoured for their outstanding achievements and dedication to the sector at Leading Age Services Australia’s state awards in Sydney this week.
The independent candidate for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps has revealed that her son is an aged care worker who has experienced first hand the difficulties facing the industry.
Aged care provider peak bodies are calling on the major parties to commit to providing tangible and immediate support for the aged care sector and older Australians in their election policies.
An educational video has been launched to help aged care services comply with the sector’s incoming quality standards.
Also in this wrap: Aveo opens new stage of development; OneCare officially opens Rubicon Grove redevelopment; and Construction underway at Peninsula Villages.
State-run aged care facilities in South Australia will take part in a $500,000 trial of surveillance and monitoring systems under a federally-funded initiative commencing in the second half of this year.
Staffing levels and a skills mix that allow for time to be spent on clinical and care tasks that respect the holistic needs of aged care residents must be prioritised, writes Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward.
The federal government is providing $300,000 to develop a learning framework to support cultural training for aged care nurses.
The federal government has announced the locations and funding round for 12 new specialist dementia care units and the allocation of a further two units to HammondCare.
To combat social isolation among seniors and others, it is important that everyone works hard to ensure their neighbourhood achieves a strong sense of community, writes David Panter.
Also in this wrap: Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council appoints Dr George Margelis as independent chair.