Also in this story: Bethanie opens co-located aged and retirement living facility; Resthaven and Eureka Villages partner in SA; and Uniting redevelopment in Normahurst gets underway.
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.
A new resource launched this week helps aged care workers engage in conversations with older people to understand and act early on the things that are most meaningful to them.
Also: Twilight Aged Care announces the appointment of former long-serving director and chairman John Laurie as its inaugural patron.
Also: HammondCare receives approval for new dementia village; and BaptistCare formally opens new Kellyville facility.
Also: Twilight opens upgraded facility; Churches of Christ plans to create integrated seniors community; Rosewood ready for new facility.
Aged care nurses who are dealing with mental health or drug and alcohol issues are being encouraged to avail of a new free national service providing confidential advice and referral.
Aged care providers that effectively engage with the older people using their services will be better placed to compete in the care market and support consumer direction, says a top researcher in the field.
Also: Greengate appoints Chris Rigby as CEO, while Peter Hodgson becomes chair and John Russell is appointed a director; Brightwater appoints Di Bennett as head of home care.
Also: New HammondCare facility; Mercy facility opens onsite pub; and new development for Churches of Christ in Queensland.
A partnership of aged care professionals, consumers, carers and nurses has produced a new series of resources to support older people as they navigate the aged care system.
Resource guides aged care organisations through implementing a student placement and staff education program in their facilities.
Also in this wrap: Catholic Healthcare opens first mental health-aged care transition unit in region; and numerous Churches of Christ Queensland projects get underway.
The directors of aged care boards are facing “key tests” including a high regulatory burden, increasing consumer choice and changes to funding, the Governance Institute of Australia has warned.