Melbourne-based health technology company Novita Healthcare has announced its acquisition of Newly, an online-based matching service for aged and disability support workers.
Community Care Review
A first-of-its kind project exploring the role of remote community art centres in connecting Aboriginal people to aged care services and the development of a culturally sensitive home care service are among the community care projects to share in $34 million in government funding.
Disability sector stakeholders have until 28 July to make a submission to a Senate inquiry examining the government’s proposed legislation to establish a new quality and safety commission to oversee the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The Federal Government has released a public discussion paper seeking sector feedback on the move to an integrated care at home program.
Aged care workers are being encouraged to enrol in a free online course run by the University of Tasmania on the latest in dementia care and research.
Some 23 per cent of complaints to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner now relate to home and community-based care services, up eight per cent since 2015, the latest data shows.
Learning the lessons from overseas on reablement and reflecting on the early rollout of the Short-Term Restorative Care program are among the topics to be discussed at the Active Ageing Conference 2017 this month.
In this news wrap-up, COTA Australia announces end of Home Care Today project, while CTO names new head of community transport peak.
The shift to increased client control in home care risks pushing family carers to the background, writes Cathy Duncan.
The Future Social Service Institute in Victoria is hosting an event next month for service providers on the processes and pitfalls of mergers and acquisitions in the not-for-profit sector.
Employers, colleagues and consumers are being encouraged to nominate leaders and innovators in aged care for this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards.
A new guide has been launched to help improve the experience of air travel for people with dementia.
Best practice strategies for caring for a person with dementia at night time is the focus of a new guide for formal and informal carers.
Health department should review the impact of consumer directed care on pay and working conditions in home care and on particular client groups, says Senate inquiry.