More than eighty per cent of older people admitted to hospital return home once they are discharged, a new AIHW report finds. Meanwhile, aged care residents are more than twice as likely as other older Australians to be admitted because of a fall.
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The latest World Alzheimer Report 2013 by Alzheimer’s Disease International has emphasised the need to prepare for the long-term care needs of people with dementia and the importance of a strong residential care system to deliver high quality care.
A new report, launched on International Women’s Day, challenges common assumptions about the life experiences of the current cohort of older women and the way care and support services are designed.
The final report from the Senate’s ‘Palliative Care in Australia’ inquiry is out. Inquiry chair, Senator Rachel Siewert, tabled the report yesterday and stressed the humanitarian importance of improving the system.
Aged care advocates had a bumper Easter weekend with the release of an Alzheimer’s Australia report, one of two important reports generating wall to wall media coverage on the need for aged care reform.
To cope with increasing demand, not-for-profit organisations will have to do more with less and find a diverse range of revenue streams, according to a new report.
Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald and Associate Commissioner Sue Macri explained why they made the recommendations they did at a Q & A session in Sydney yesterday.
An AIHW report shows strong growth in the number of places but occupancy rates are falling.
CCOA has rated the aged care election campaigns of the three major political parties against its policy wish list in a 2010 Policy Report Card, issued today.
A Senate Committee Inquiry into suicide in Australia has recommended that the government should do more to prevent suicides, especially amoung high risk groups.
The Minister for Ageing wants aged care services to report all missing residents to the Department of Health and Ageing as well as the police.