A new national guide to respite services for carers of people with dementia utilises the powerful stories and opinions of other informal carers to support decision-making and use of respite.
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Given Mitch Fifield’s latest call for a swifter move to consumer-led markets, which comes amidst the major changes to home and community care, there is an opportunity to seriously address the shortage in respite provision, writes Chris Gration.
From collaborations with the acute and retirement living sectors to the development of new workforce models, aged care providers are pioneering future models of delivering care and services. Australian Ageing Agenda presents snapshots of three initiatives to watch.
A network of respite service providers has estimated around 75 per cent of their clients will no longer be eligible for respite services under the new Commonwealth Home Support Program.
Welfare group the Brotherhood of St Laurence has raised concerns about the fate of respite services for people with high care needs under the government’s proposed new Commonwealth Home Support Program.
The Brisbane-based respite and social support centre, Blue Care Rangeview, has marked its 25th anniversary with the opening of a new Men’s Shed, worth $150,000.
Australia’s first ever dementia program, which aims to slow the progression of the disease using paper-based activities, has just been launched by Alzheimer’s Australia WA.
The federal government has topped up funding for respite care and Queensland’s HACC services.
A respite care centre in Melbourne has made day trips a regular part of their weekly schedule.
People with dementia are more likely to use residential respite services, according to an AIHW report.
Overnight respite and employed carer services have been granted ongoing funding commitments.
The Minister for Ageing announces a set of one-off grants for carer respite programs.
A new course for carer-husbands teaches skills to help with everyday tasks around the home.