Sport and activity providers can apply for a grant to receive a portion of $22.9 million in Government funding to encourage people over the age of 65 to become more active.
Nurses and personal care workers in government owned aged care facilities report lower levels of missed care than their counterparts in the private sector, a study finds.
Legislation establishing new quality standards applying to all aged care providers has passed parliament.
The Australian Medical Association has released a new position statement targeting elder abuse and warns it will increase as the population ages.
Aged care peak body Aged and Community Services Australia has launched a social media campaign to showcase positive aged care stories at its national conference this week among several sessions focused on the sector’s workforce.
Daily payments were preferred over lump sums to pay for residential aged care accommodation in 2016-17, the first time since the 2014 reforms, the sixth Aged Care Financing Authority report shows.
In the forthcoming Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we put the focus on residential aged care facilities designed to be futureproof, clinical software to support frontline care staff and hygiene and cleaning operations.
Up to 135 flexible residential aged care places are available for multi-purpose services in small rural and remote areas in a new round of offers that opened this week.
Provider peaks say mandating aged care providers to publish staff-to-resident ratios on My Aged Care as proposed in a federal bill introduced this week is problematic and an ineffective indicator of quality.
The latest government figures show the number of people waiting for a home care package has increased to more than 108,000.
An aged care provider is piloting a new therapy program involving residents playing and making music while elsewhere aged care and retirement living communities are being encouraged to apply for $10,000 grants to start a community choir.
In his final article written before he died in June, leading expert on ageing policy Professor Hal Kendig has called for more political will to manage population ageing so future generations can enjoy outcomes better than his own.
More can be done to ensure the aged care system meets its responsibility for older women experiencing or at risk of homelessness, research finds.
Aged care industry initiative innovAGEING has announced the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and professional services firm KPMG as foundation partners to help drive innovation in the sector.