A Queensland University of Technology project has secured $1.9 million to roll out a tailored staff training program in 12 aged care facilities that aims to the reduce unnecessary hospitalisations of residents.
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Employers, colleagues and consumers are being encouraged to nominate leaders and innovators in aged care for this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards.
More than 175 RSL Care + RDNS aged care residents in north Queensland are sheltering in temporary accommodation, while many home care services remain suspended in affected areas.
Aged care providers across the country are ramping up public awareness campaigns as consumer choice takes hold and landmark changes in home care come into effect this month.
PresCare has seen a 50 per cent reduction in unnecessary hospital transfers since implementing a sub-acute model of care at its Alexandra Gardens facility.
Onsite gyms for residents and facility staff at 13 facilities, a program to reduce hospitalisations through improved sub-acute care, and the establishment of a multi-disciplinary wounds resource team, are behind the winners of the 2016 HESTA Aged Care Awards.
An initiative to help residents and families discuss difficult subjects, a dementia care project and a leadership program are among the projects recognised in nominations for the HESTA Aged Care Awards.
The expansion of the private aged care sector continues, with for-profit providers awarded two thirds of the government’s annual allocation of new aged care bed licences.
In this story: NFP doubles its residential care portfolio with acquisitions; work underway on Carinity’s $55 million development; IRT’s innovative Kemira opens; $100 million Corinda site opens; Resthaven upgrades facility.
Just Better Care appoints successor, as founder steps down; Australian Unity continues home care buy-up, and PresCare adds to growing mobility aids business.
A sub-acute care program designed to better detect and manage clinical deterioration and avoid the unnecessary hospitalisation of aged care residents has reduced hospital admissions by 50 per cent.
In this wrap: Provider recognised for CDC transition; business nod for Meals on Wheels SA chief; finalists in hospitality awards announced.
A free toolkit has been launched to provide advice on creating easy, delicious, and nutritious restaurant quality meals and improve meal time socialisation among residents.