Enterprise bargaining has been an ‘abject failure’ in terms of improving wages and conditions in the home care sector, the Royal Commssion has been told.
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The number of home care service outlets offering self-managed care has dropped by 40 per cent since last year.
Representatives from the home and community care sector will join a national council of youth ambassadors.
There are calls to incorporate dementia design as a standard as the world’s largest dementia study reveals a ‘dangerous’ amount of stigma.
There’s been a drop in the number of people waiting for their assigned home care package for the first time since 2017.
The government has faced a grilling about why it allows young people with disabilities to languish in aged care facilities.
Providers are taking almost half of clients’ home care expenditure to pay for administration and case management.
Gaps in the understanding of homelessness by NDIS service providers are preventing people accessing the housing support they may be entitled to.
New statistics have been released showing falling hospitalisation rates for people with dementia and conservative prescribing of anti-dementia medication.
Serious questions about the adequacy of home care regulation have been raised at the Aged Care Royal Commission.
Uniting AgeWell has partnered with Victoria University to investigate therapeutic interventions for sarcopenia, including the benefits of resistance training.
The Aged Care Royal Commissioners have praised the “extraordinary” resilience of a witness who spoke about the challenges of being a carer.
Home care providers have been put on alert about a telephone scam targeting home care package recipients.
The royal commission has heard how an elderly woman who had to enter residential care after being told she would have a 12 month wait for home care died of infected ulcers three months later.