SA Health has teamed up with aged care provider HammondCare to build and deliver a cottage-style specialist dementia care facility in a village-like environment.
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Australian Ageing Agenda asks aged care CEOs how measures announced in the budget will likely help or hinder their organisations and the sector.
Managing the “risk of choice” in a consumer-led aged care environment is complex, say providers following premature deaths report.
As aged care enters an era of unprecedented competition, providers that focus on delivering high quality or differentiated services will flourish while others flounder, a leading CEO has said.
VIDEO: A moderated consumer review site for aged care could provide older people with more information around quality of life, says the head of a leading provider.
Amana Living opens new transition care centre; Catholic Healthcare commences work on new Bathurst centre; Australian Unity completes community centre facilities at Peninsula Grange Retirement Community and HammondCare to build residential care home for older homeless.
The head of the aged care provider appointed to run the Federal Government’s $54.5 million Severe Behaviour Response Teams says they will improve providers’ capacity to care for seniors with dementia more than the former dementia supplement ever did.
Sector welcomes new minister Christian Porter but says the momentum on reforms cannot be lost and key measures are required to provide certainty for providers and consumers.
Leading Age Services Australia has intensified its push for a merger with mission-based peak Aged and Community Services Australia, with chair Dr Graeme Blackman telling a state conference the lack of a unified provider peak was “harming” industry advocacy.
Australia must hire and keep more older people and women in the workforce to lift economic and income growth and offset a decline in labour participation over the next 40 years, according to the government’s latest Intergenerational Report.
Leading Australian expert on dementia welcomes the new specialist mobile teams to help care for residents with severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia but says they need to be backed up by a national network of specialist care units.
Jewish Care plans new 120-bed facility; new aged care complex for Caulfield Hospital.
As stakeholders were busy on Monday launching Dementia Awareness Month and highlighting the range of events that aim to educate the community about the disease, politicians were trading blame over the axed dementia supplement.
For some residents the use of sedative medication will be the appropriate course of action and the benefits will outweigh the risk but the decision rests with the prescribing doctor, writes Patrick Reid.