A home care provider says it was shocked to hear home support workers had turned up at a client’s house unidentified and ‘dressed like party girls’.
Australian providers are up for prizes in the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation awards, which recognise organisations that demonstrate innovation in aged care business, service and operations.
Also in this wrap: St Ives Home Care rebrands; Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health amalgamate; and Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care complete merger.
Employers, colleagues and consumers are being encouraged to nominate leaders and innovators in aged care for this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards.
The longstanding issue of low wages for care workers and nurses in residential aged care is back in focus as a Senate committee investigates the sector’s workforce. But is anything likely to change?
Southern Cross Care has seen a 54 per cent reduction in fractures as it rolls out reablement, reports Jackie Keast in the final installment of AAA’s series showcasing how leading providers have embedded wellness approaches.
Arcare begins construction on its first facility in NSW; Southern Cross Care’s Oakfield Lodge now complete; HammondCare to build $30 million dementia care village in Victoria; Anglican Care hiring for soon-to-open Kilpatrick Court.
As the aged care sector strives to meet its new requirements in wellness and reablement, leading providers, allied health professionals and experts in the field will come together at the Active Ageing Conference 2016 to hear the latest evidence and practice.
In this story: Green light for $300 million development; BaptistCare invests $10 million in Niola Centre; Southern Cross Care’s new development on track; Japara’s Bayview opens.
The full rollout of CDC across community care, the announcement of further consumer control from 2017, and the moving of aged care back to the health department – it was another significant year for aged care.
Forthcoming research will examine what allows people with dementia to continue to live well, and within that, the role that service providers play in their quality of life.
In this wrap: Provider recognised for CDC transition; business nod for Meals on Wheels SA chief; finalists in hospitality awards announced.
The wellness and restorative approach underpinning the new Commonwealth Home Support Program is transforming the traditional role of community care providers and will demand new skills in areas such as health promotion, says an industry leader.
A community nutritional care service that provides a qualified personal care attendant or community cook to prepare meals in older people’s homes is among the services and individuals nominated in this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards.