International talent Tim Kelsey to steer Australia’s digital health; and former Amana Living CEO Ray Glickman joins international consultancy.
In this story: Amana Living announces new CEO; PASCOP chooses more meaningful name; Craig Charlton appointed chairman of Health Metrics; and Kay Patterson named new Age Discrimination Commissioner.
Amana Living opens new transition care centre; Catholic Healthcare commences work on new Bathurst centre; Australian Unity completes community centre facilities at Peninsula Grange Retirement Community and HammondCare to build residential care home for older homeless.
Technology and new approaches to the design and operation of healthcare to deliver services more effectively and efficiently is the theme of this year’s Australian Healthcare Week event, which for the first time includes a full day focused on aged care.
The full rollout of CDC across community care, the announcement of further consumer control from 2017, and the moving of aged care back to the health department – it was another significant year for aged care.
Operators have to adapt their business models quickly to meet the next round of reform in community care but the changes will not automatically mean less red tape for providers or more choice for consumers, especially in a rationed system, providers say.
New funding streams to ensure the viability of rural and remote aged care services are among the measures aged and community care providers would like to see in the forthcoming Budget.
In this wrap: New guide for health providers on info protection; provider sees the benefits of going green; dementia friendly ‘pop-up’ apartment on show; RDNS wins Asia gong.
Aged care executives were among the 1,000 business and community leaders who slept out last night to raise funds and community awareness of homelessness.
Victorian provider seeks global insights; dementia nurse service expands; advance care planning campaign launched; forum puts focus on dementia.
A new year – what better time to reflect and envision? And what better place for the tongue than somewhere in the cheek, writes Ray Glickman.
Fifty Amana Living residents aged up to 90 have towed a 13 tonne truck through a popular mall strip in Perth’s CBD to kick start a month-long community fundraising campaign.
There’s a lot to agree with in Ray Glickman’s op-ed last week says a NSW CEO, but aged services providers should be wary of throwing out the baby with the bathwater… and remember there’s a lot to be said for the ‘art of influence’.
Reviewing his ‘four levers of reform’ thesis published in AAA 11 months ago, the CEO of WA’s Amana Living says providers should reject compromise, maintain the rage and demand a ‘Back to the PC Future’ this election.