Almost one in two home care workers have suffered a workplace injury, more than half have been abused and almost three quarters have been in situations where they have felt unsafe in a client’s home.
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In-home carers are often reluctant to report workplace health and safety risks, a conference has heard.
Feros Care has taken home an international award for its development and use of new technologies to improve client services.
Scientists have developed coatings with ultra-thin sensors that can be used on walls and floors to monitor the safety of older people at home.
Just 12 per cent of people aged over 60 say they trust the aged care industry, a report has revealed.
The government has announced a pot of money for Commonwealth Home Support, but providers say the drip feed needs to stop.
Almost half a million Australians are receiving specialist disability services and the vast majority are happy with the support they receive, according to a government report.
Australia’s peak dementia advocacy body is calling for mandatory dementia training for all hospital staff including those in catering and cleaning roles.
Deakin University is home to new a collaborative research hub which will focus on delivering technological innovations to help older Australians and people with disability remain at home.
David Tune has been appointed to conduct a review of the NDIS aimed at cutting red tape and improving service delivery.
Older drivers who use support devices to make themselves more comfortable when they’re behind the wheel could be increasing their risk of serious injury.
A community hub that’s been providing support and education for carers in regional Victoria is in danger of closing because of a lack of funds.
The first participants of a home care pre-employment program targeting Indigenous workers are set to graduate next month.
Hip fracture patients who have a home visit with an occupational therapist prior to leaving hospital have fewer readmissions and more functional independence after three months than those who don’t.