New resources aim to help aged care and health professionals better support Stolen Generations survivors when they are accessing care services.
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Social prescribing can reduce loneliness and support people who would benefit from increased activity within their communities.
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.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has released a four-stage implementation plan to meet its recommendations of minimum staffing and providing 4.3 hours of care per resident per day by 2025.
Doctors’ groups have welcomed the additional $98 million to increase payments to general practitioners visiting aged care residents announced in the Government’s half yearly budget update.
While acknowledging the exemptions for aged care residents and children, consumers, doctors and nurses have broadly criticised the government’s latest policy.
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.
With written responses due in and public hearings starting yesterday, stakeholders all want their voices heard before the PC produces its final report.