Australia has the potential to lead the world in embedding a reablement approach in aged care policy and practice, Churchill fellow will tell the Active Ageing Conference this month.
Also in this wrap: New facility for Helping Hand; Development of Goodwin’s new village underway; and Japara begins construction and refurbishments projects.
A new app has been launched to support aged and disability care workers to adopt a person-centred approach in their daily practice.
An innovative wellness program piloted in the Commonwealth Home Support Program is delivering positive results for both clients and staff.
The notion that aged care quality will be driven by consumers making choices and exercising control has not been demonstrated overseas, write Michael Fine and Beatriz Cardona.
The Mental Health Commission of NSW has launched two new resources to work towards better mental health outcomes for older people.
The number of home care providers has grown by 40 per cent in the last financial year as new entrants flood the deregulated marketplace, new figures reveal.
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The Federal Government has released a public discussion paper seeking sector feedback on the move to an integrated care at home program.
Enhancements to My Aged Care that better support service providers, health professionals and clients have gone live this week.
Employers, colleagues and consumers are being encouraged to nominate leaders and innovators in aged care for this year’s HESTA Aged Care Awards.
Findings will inform the new taskforce charged with developing a workforce strategy, to be established in July, says minister.
The federal government should consider developing a flexible, community-focused service model for older Australians living in remote Australia, writes Dr Heather Gibb.
It’s time for government action to implement the Australian Law Reform Commission’s recommendations for tackling elder abuse, writes Geoff Rowe.