The Australian Bureau of Statistics is calling on residential aged care providers to help ensure their residents’ voter enrolment details are up-to-date ahead of the upcoming national poll on marriage equality.
A wellness and reablement initiative and a nurse practitioner model for palliative care have been named as the inaugural winners of the National Innovation and Excellence in Aged Care awards.
Sydney North Primary Health Network will report to a national PHN meeting in September about its major project now underway with HammondCare to provide quality end-of-life education and training for staff working in residential aged care.
Anglicare’s Elizabeth Lodge has become the first residential aged care facility in Australia to receive Montessori accreditation.
The largest and most rigorous social robot study ever undertaken has shown a positive albeit modest effect on agitation in people with dementia, according to the lead researcher.
More than half of home care providers are charging consumers less than the maximum basic daily fee amount and 22 per cent are waiving the fee altogether, a new survey finds.
Also in this wrap: Benetas announces new and departing board members.
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.
A specialist primary care service with a staff of 40 general practitioners is improving medical access and services to over 4,000 aged care residents in 50 facilities around Australia.
A multi-sector partnership will develop a residential facility designed to recreate real-life experiences for people with dementia.
Aged care workers are being encouraged to inform themselves and those they care for about end-of-life planning ahead of a national day promoting conversations on death and dying.
Anglicare residents are playing a crucial role in a study to advance the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease via a blood test.
More than $3.7 million in new grants have been awarded to 18 providers of indigenous aged care in five states and the Northern Territory to provide practical assistance to improve their residents’ lives.
Also in this wrap: Village manager movement at RetireAustralia.