Australian dementia researchers have taken the lead from online dating services in an innovative approach to linking people with dementia with the experts who are studying it.
Julie Collins says she’ll ensure the government responds appropriately to the aged care royal commission after being returned as shadow minister for ageing.
Aged care executives need to keep abreast of the Royal Commission as a matter of good governance, a conference has heard.
An urban think tank says Sydney is woefully unprepared to meet the needs of its ageing population and urges local authorities to start developing dementia strategies in response to the projected increase in the number of people living with the condition.
The home care waiting list has been the elephant in the room during the election campaign.
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.
The role and needs of family carers are being pushed to the side as an unintended consequence of the Home Care Package program, according to a researcher who has developed a carer framework for providers.
The federal government has denied using smoke and mirrors to con older Australians about home care by trying to pass off old announcements as new ones in the budget.
The unions representing aged care workers have released a five-point plan ahead of the federal election in May, including a shopping list of demands for home care workers.
Four regional CHSP assessment organisations will take part in a $29 million reablement trial designed to help older Australians remain in their homes.
The federal budget has got a lukewarm response from aged care providers who have welcomed cash to improve the quality of the home care system but say the government has failed to address the ongoing problem of home care wait times.
Consumers on interim packages are dying or ending up in residential facilities before getting their appropriate care, according to a survey of home care providers.
The average amount of unspent funds per home care package client has hit almost $7,000 and total unspent funds are likely to reach $600 million by the end of the financial year, a key financial analysis shows.
LASA has launched its campaign for the 2019 federal election calling for legislated maximum home care wait times to fix the “human tragedy in home care”.