Aged care peaks have welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s probe into the costs of providing residential aged care to people with varying needs, but have called for a more comprehensive look at aged care costs and funding.
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.
The peak body representing Australian physiotherapists has urged the government to improve the choice and scope of physiotherapy services for aged care residents.
Residential aged care providers should look at introducing additional services in order to cover the funding shortfalls in everyday living expenses and care, a leading consultant says.
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.
The changing needs of retirement village residents combined with ageing housing stock is challenging the retirement living sector, a forum has heard.
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.
Australia’s law reform body has recommended strengthening protections for seniors in aged care including a more extensive scheme for reporting and investigating alleged incidents.
Aged care’s new technology roadmap has been welcomed by government and the opposition for its potential to integrate into the ongoing reform process.
Without the viability supplement, most indigenous and indigenous-focused residential aged care providers would run at a loss, a national audit has found.
The government will next week release a key review into Australia’s laws protecting older people from abuse that could see sweeping changes to mandatory reporting of alleged assaults in aged care.
Palliative Care Australia has released two new online resources to make it easier for people to record and share their care wishes and preferences at the end of life.
A new online resource has been launched to support aged care workers to deliver evidence-based palliative care to older Australians.
Also in this story: Anglican Care picks up an independent facility in Bulahdelah, St Catherine’s residents move in to new Bathurst facility; and Australian Unity opens Glen Waverley aged and retirement living facility.