Carers Queensland has opened six new offices around the state as part of its involvement in the NDIS community partners program.
A lack of knowledge among providers about what is required to register with the NDIS Commission before 1 July 2019 has contributed to the $1.6 billion “underspend” revealed in the Budget, writes Nathan Temple.
A World Health Organisation-developed online training program to support carers of people with dementia is being trialed for use in Australia.
Older Australians who hold religious beliefs are around 30 per cent more likely to take on a role as carer, often for a spouse or partner, a study has found.
An Australian research team aims to develop a prototype for an affordable, mass-produced telepresence robot that can be used to prevent social isolation among the elderly and keep them in their homes for longer.
Researchers are working with Meals on Wheels to find ways of boosting the energy and protein intake of customers.
A Sydney council is looking outside the box in the way it provides community services to the elderly and disabled to target a broader spectrum of wellbeing needs, including reducing loneliness and isolation.
Victorian-based provider Bolton Clarke has been well represented at LASA’s state Excellence in Age Services Awards, taking out individual and team gongs.
Home aged care providers can take a leaf from the disability service book, where the individual support package model is setting the tone for the future of consumer directed care, an industry conference will hear.
Disability service providers have welcomed moves to introduce national screening for NDIS workers but say the scheme needs to cast a wider net across the disability support sector, including those holding key decision-making roles.
Community based services are not able to fully meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers, a West Australian study has found.
A modified version of soccer tailor-made for older Australians will be promoted nationally over the next two years.
Resthaven has opened a new community services office in Mount Gambier following an increase in demand for services.
Exercise, lemon juice, hard work and “it just happened” are all reasons provided for longevity by a cohort of 95-plus Australians involved in the Sydney Centenarian Study.