Also in this wrap: New facility for Helping Hand; Development of Goodwin’s new village underway; and Japara begins construction and refurbishments projects.
Aged care peaks have welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s probe into the costs of providing residential aged care to people with varying needs, but have called for a more comprehensive look at aged care costs and funding.
A guide explaining how to run a successful reminiscence program in aged care with the support of high school students has been launched today.
A new program aiming to make service provision within the aged care, health, human services and wellbeing sectors more inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people was launched in Sydney yesterday.
Anglicare’s Elizabeth Lodge has become the first residential aged care facility in Australia to receive Montessori accreditation.
The reforms to residential aged care payments have largely met its objectives, but there is evidence some providers are not allowing true choice of payment.
It is vital to enhance the interface between health and aged care to improve support services for people with dementia, according to a report released this week.
The newly renamed aged care, health and retirement living provider Bolton Clarke is planning to continue its growth and acquisition strategy to double its operations in five years.
The food budgets of Australian residential aged care facilities are dwindling while money spent on nutritional supplements is increasing, according to new analysis.
Palliative and end-of-life care in residential facilities improves residents’ quality of life and saves public money through reduced use of ambulance and hospital services, but take up remains low, new economic analysis shows.
Also in this story: Opal opens $27 million aged facility near Newcastle; SwanCare gets green light for $60 million upgrade; and Twilight forms new community alliance.
Staffing ratios and funding arrangements are among key challenges to replicating the Dutch dementia village model locally, says an Australian aged care consultancy engaged to explore its adaptation.
Outcomes for residents with dementia living in a Montessori environment include improved self-esteem and more independence, says an expert in Montessori-based care models.
A point-of-care assessment app designed to help detect pain in people with dementia has gained approval for use as a medical device in Australia and Europe.