The aged care sector needs to attract people from other industries to help meet the demand for workers, a provider will tell an upcoming industry conference on workforce.
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Regional community care providers have rejected a return to block funding, saying the benefits of consumer directed care are too important to give up.
A provider-led collaborative has launched learning videos and an app to support aged care services and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender diverse and Intersex seniors.
A provider’s transport service has evolved from simple visits to parks and cafés to a focus on supporting aged care residents to participate in their chosen leisure activities and connect with the broader community.
Interviews with aged care recipients are underway to inform a new tool for providers to assess and measure the quality of life of people in their care.
Also in this wrap: Uniting redevelops Emu Plains facility; Arcare officially opens doors; and Benetas unveils new Victorian facility.
Also in this wrap: Jewish Care Victoria to sell community residence; Napier Street celebrates 25th birthday; and ACSA announces group membership.
Virtual reality technology is offering exciting new opportunities for dementia patients, the aged and those with low vision.
Also in this wrap: ECH expands in southern SA; Kalyra Woodcroft co-locates with Southern Montessori School; Abberfield opens Sandringham facility.
Also in this wrap: Anglican Care chair John Kilpatrick steps down after more than four decades; and Regis appoints two new directors.
Care workers are critical to preventing wounds among aged care residents and they need to be empowered to act, says an aged care wounds specialist.
Also in this wrap: project triples Uniting’s Shellharbour site; TriCare opens new luxury wing; and SwanCare plans leisure precinct.
Care staff need to understand how to treat and refer on diabetes-related foot ulcers, which affect up to a quarter of diabetics, to prevent amputations, a wound expert says.
Also in this wrap: Estia prepares to open new $25 million Kogarah centre; RetireAustralia progresses with expansion; and Cranbrook opens new facility and village.