The aged care system needs a national network of government-funded multi-disciplinary hospital outreach services to support aged care recipients in their care facility or home, this week’s inquiry hears.
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New resources aim to help aged care and health professionals better support Stolen Generations survivors when they are accessing care services.
Social prescribing can reduce loneliness and support people who would benefit from increased activity within their communities.
Also in this wrap: ThomsonAdsett appoints seniors living director; RACGP CEO steps down; and FECCA re-elects Patetsos, announces new board line-up.
The professional organisation for Australia’s general practitioners is seeking feedback on a draft set of voluntary standards for residential aged care facilities to improve the primary care of residents.
Doctors provided more than 5 million Medicare services in residential aged care facilities last financial year but support is needed to do better, the annual report from Australia’s general practice peak body shows.
There is broad support for a government initiative to roll out flu vaccinations to aged care workers, but provider peaks have called on the community to also ensure best practice is followed.
Doctors groups have expressed concern that the Federal Government’s new co-payment model for GPs will negatively impact older people and residents of aged care facilities.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has issued new advice for improving collaboration between GPs and residential aged care staff.
News in brief from the ageing agenda, featuring bites of information about recent research, technology, conference and government movements.
This week DoHA announced Medicare rebates for doctors to consult using a video link.
We need reform now to get the right number of aged care beds in the right locations, says CEO of ACCV, Gerard Mansour.
A decision in the ACT has brought out divided opinions about the role of nurse practitioners in primary healthcare.
A new online training module has been created to assist GPs overseeing palliative care in aged care facilities.