Anglicare residents are playing a crucial role in a study to advance the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease via a blood test.
A consumer directed residential care model and a series of education programs on diversity are among 42 innovative projects to share in $34 million of funding.
The network of nine state-based agencies that provide advocacy to older people receiving or seeking aged care has been appointed to run the commonwealth’s new national program.
Employer groups’ push for greater flexibility in contracts and rostering for part-time aged care workers has been rejected by the Fair Work Commission.
Health and aged care organisations are lagging behind when it comes to innovation and many are doing less in the area than they think they are.
Aged care and retirement living providers are failing to impress potential new customers and losing existing ones, with questions and calls going unanswered in high numbers, study finds.
Older Australians from a migrant background are still not well reflected in aged care service provision and policies around ageing, a forum has heard.
The changing needs of retirement village residents combined with ageing housing stock is challenging the retirement living sector, a forum has heard.
A new health campaign targeting women who laugh off bladder leakage as a natural part of ageing is urging seniors and those who care for them to seek help.
Older people living in residential aged care need access to technology that enhances their quality of life, says the head of the national peak body for seniors and technology.
Aged care’s new technology roadmap has been welcomed by government and the opposition for its potential to integrate into the ongoing reform process.
A new fund to help providers integrate technology into aged care services is among initiatives proposed in a sector technology plan launched by Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt.
Without the viability supplement, most indigenous and indigenous-focused residential aged care providers would run at a loss, a national audit has found.
Also in this story: Two senior housing developments underway in Victoria; Benetas begins works on $27 million Heidelberg facility; and WA community care duo merge.