A South Australian project that brought together seniors and primary school children has shown promise as a way of combating stigma and boosting the development of dementia-friendly communities.
The Aged Care Financing Authority has commenced a review into the use and funding of respite care services in Australia.
Home support programs are the most common entry point into the aged care system and also the most common pathway into permanent residential aged care, according to analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Two new resources aimed at improving the delivery and navigation of respite services for people living with dementia are now available.
Carers of people with dementia are being encouraged to participate in a new online education program developed by the University of Wollongong to boost uptake of respite services.
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Given very little is known about the quality of day respite centres, a new project will begin a conversation about the issues in respite service provision in Australia, says researcher.
New efforts to assess and meet the needs of carers are required alongside consumer directed care policies in aged care and disability, a new report argues.
ACH Group in South Australia is leading a project where consumers, carers and providers jointly develop a new model of respite care for people with younger onset dementia and their families.
Seven community care organisations have received $20 million from the Queensland Government to expand their respite services for those living with dementia or neurodegenerative conditions.
Alzheimer’s Queensland focuses on what the person can do, not what they can’t, reports Jackie Keast in this new series showcasing how leading aged care providers have embedded wellness and reablement approaches.
Researchers from the University of Wollongong have launched a new website and coaching program to support carers of people with dementia to navigate respite services and improve knowledge and uptake of support.
Researchers from Griffith University are exploring an intergenerational care model that would see respite care united with child care, harnessing the benefits of intergenerational mixing.
Respite faces an uncertain future in consumer directed care markets in aged care and disability that place the client, not the carer, at the centre of support, the national peak body for respite providers has warned.