In this story: Richard Hearn appointed chair of the UnitingCare Aged Care Network; aged care ICT innovator Anne Livingstone appointed to Forde Foundation for care leavers.
Our next issue is looking at online learning and professional development; the latest in facility design; and key clinical reports including dementia and infection control.
CLOSING ON FRIDAY: Aged care providers and professionals are encouraged to submit presentations for the Active Ageing Conference 2017, exploring wellness, reablement and restorative care.
From reforms to reviews, it’s been a busy year in aged care news, but it was our reports on the six-month saga over cuts to the sector’s funding announced in the May federal budget that most drew your attention.
Commissioning medical outreach and mobile X-ray services are some of the ways Primary Health Networks could support residential aged care, providers have said.
Heritage Care breaks ground on $32 million development; Churches of Christ Care acquires Bundaberg retirement village; Resthaven launches building extension and mural.
Four aged care organisations that developed and implemented new initiatives to tackle long-standing challenges are featured in the new issue of Australian Ageing Agenda.
A team from Flinders University has been appointed to undertake the scoping study for a national technology roadmap for the aged care sector.
Claerwen Little to take on national director role at UnitingCare; Leading Age Services Australia appoints state managers in Victoria and Queensland.
A national telemonitoring initiative has the potential to save up to $3 billion a year through reduced hospital services and GP visits, according to CSIRO’s large-scale telehealth trial.
International talent Tim Kelsey to steer Australia’s digital health; and former Amana Living CEO Ray Glickman joins international consultancy.
Blue Care buys retirement villages in three regional cities; MercyCare buys four Belrose Care facilities; New Gold Coast home for not-for-profit; and Tunstall partners to move into Chinese market.
Onsite gyms for residents and facility staff at 13 facilities, a program to reduce hospitalisations through improved sub-acute care, and the establishment of a multi-disciplinary wounds resource team, are behind the winners of the 2016 HESTA Aged Care Awards.
The new National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care will be launched on Tuesday, following extensive development that involved input from the sector.