Aged care providers around the country are celebrating the thousands of people who give their time, energy and skills for free to support the wellbeing of residents.
The directors of aged care boards are facing “key tests” including a high regulatory burden, increasing consumer choice and changes to funding, the Governance Institute of Australia has warned.
Thousands of volunteers are carrying out a range of important roles to benefit clients across home care, but just like the paid workforce, they need deliberate and considered organisational support.
As Australia marks National Volunteer Week, aged care providers across the country have recognised the contribution of volunteers who generously donate their time to assist their organisations.
Providers have said the government’s plan to revive the work for the dole scheme, which could require some Newstart recipients to volunteer in aged care, is worthy of consideration.
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic’s volunteer program has received a much-welcomed boost thanks to a generous donation from a partnering organisation.
The University of Western Australia is calling on residents of aged care facilities to take part in a study, investigating the effects of reducing or withdrawing unnecessary medications.
Two years of fundraising efforts has paid off for the residents of a Brisbane nursing home, demonstrating the important contribution that volunteers make to aged care.
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Aged care providers have paid tribute to the volunteers that add to so much to the work they do.
A large Queensland not-for-profit is using National Volunteer Week to pay tribute to its dedicated assistants.
Meals on Wheels providers are calling for more assistance to find ways of broadening their volunteer base.
An 85-year-old clown who regularly visits a Tamworth facility is just one of thousands of people who will be celebrating National Volunteer Week this week.