The uptake of technology among providers, digital literacy of staff and resident mental health are among key areas the royal commission needs to address on technology, an industry forum has heard.
Also in this wrap: RSL Care South Australia expands into regional area, and The Whiddon Group moves into Queensland with acquisition of Star Aged Living assets.
As Dementia Awareness Month comes to a close, a leading aged care provider shares early results from a new model of care showing reduced isolation among residents living with the disease.
In a case that highlights the uneven provision of residential facilities across Australia, seniors in Mossman currently have to travel up to 80 kilometres to access aged care – but that will finally change this year.
In this wrap: funding for frailty project; Mercy Health expands aged care services; calling on aged care’s best and brightest; walk to reduce falls after meals; aged care food professionals wanted for a survey; and a time to celebrate.
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.
One aged care provider has pledged a public commitment to new national OH&S laws more than a year ahead of the national schedule.