The government has raised the prospect of a new national advocacy service for aged care clients, but the existing state-based agencies are being backed by key stakeholders in arguing for the status quo – with some improvements.
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Merger, amalgamation and partnership activity is at unprecedented levels in aged care, as the not-for-profit sector faces profound challenges. Now there are stark predictions that within the next decade not-for-profits will make up just a third of the sector.
Whether it is in large groups or one on one, those in the business tell Natasha Egan that leisure and recreation pursuits should be tailored for each individual.
In the second part of her series exploring the age discrimination facing mature-age job seekers, Jackie Keast looks at the advantages of hiring older workers.
This hotel group developed a training program in conjunction with National Seniors Australia pitched at over 50s looking for work – and is reaping the benefits.
Meet Ron Di Giorgio, one of the many Australians struggling to find work because of their age. In this in-depth series, Jackie Keast examines the ageism rife in recruitment, and emerging ideas to change it.
Can consumer directed care work in residential aged care? And what would it look like? Australian Ageing Agenda investigates.
The debate about whether government should remove the caps on aged care places is back in full swing. The National Aged Care Alliance today releases its blueprint calling for the phased removal of the rationing of places across aged care, however others argue that the idea of an entitlement is a fiction.
AAA meets three aged care providers that are taking significant steps to minimise their environmental footprint and demonstrating why investing in sustainability has some surprising benefits.
The traditional lines of demarcation between retirement living and aged care are eroding as operators seek to provide a range of health and aged services within their villages. AAA looks at the various models in action.
Legislating ratios and retaining state-owned aged care facilities are key policy platforms for the new Labor Government in Victoria. But is it good policy? Natasha Egan reports.
With accessing aged care traditionally likened to “navigating a maze”, a key goal of the current reforms was to simplify and streamline the system for consumers. But there is debate over whether the new financial arrangements in particular have had the opposite effect.
Despite evidence of their benefits, the widespread take-up of assistive technologies remains patchy. Here, leading experts, aged services providers and vendors discuss why this is the case, and what’s needed from a policy and practice perspective to realise the smart home vision.
With a flurry of review and ratings sites recently launched or in development, aged care is now firmly a sector at the mercy of consumer opinion. While greater information is welcome, these sites raise issues around transparency and verification, and for providers the question of how to respond.