From traversing high ropes to stand-up paddle boarding, older people are open to and benefit from trying new and challenging physical activities, a leading researcher will tell next week’s Active Ageing Conference.
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.
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.
An innovative wellness program piloted in the Commonwealth Home Support Program is delivering positive results for both clients and staff.
A young entrepreneur has founded a social enterprise with a mission to help tackle two major social problems at once – high youth unemployment and social isolation among older people.
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 Department of Health has commissioned consultancy firm Nous Group to examine the adoption of wellness and reablement in all government-funded home care programs.
Not-for-profit aged care consultancy CommunityWest has announced it is voluntarily closing its services and plans to cease operations from 28 April.
Regular exercise for people with dementia improves balance and functional independence with everyday activities such as bathing and dressing, a new study has found.
CLOSING ON FRIDAY: Aged care providers and professionals are encouraged to submit presentations for the Active Ageing Conference 2017, exploring wellness, reablement and restorative care.
Researchers and policy analysts Patricia and Don Edgar have written a new book showcasing the active and valuable contributions made by older Australians and calling for a rethink on how society understands ageing.
Individuals and community groups in Western Australia are being encouraged to take part in a short film competition that turns the lens on the topic of ageing.
The Department of Health has released the final program manual for the Federal Government’s new Short-Term Restorative Care Program, which aims to provide early intervention care to older people to reverse or slow functional decline.
A series of resources produced by CommunityWest have been released to assist providers to introduce co-production in aged care.