Fast-tracked minimalist training courses are “short changing” aged care employers and students and encouraging a “race to the bottom” in terms of quality and cost, a major review of aged care training has found.
With the summer season now upon us, Australian Ageing Agenda spoke to three aged care providers about what to expect when disaster hits.
Seniors advocacy groups, unions and social welfare bodies have rejected a proposal to link the pension age to increased life expectancy without first removing key barriers to workforce participation.
In a sector that has been traditionally structured around a nursing and carer model, integrating allied health services into mainstream aged services is proving to be a challenge.
An industry project to develop leadership capability within the sector has recommended setting up a national centre for aged care leadership and a capability framework to define key skills and abilities.
ACSA has lost momentum in representing the views of aged care clients and should reclaim the space dominated by consumer groups, CEO John Kelly told its national conference on Wednesday.
President of Alzheimer’s Australia Ita Buttrose has called for a united commitment to confront variable standards in aged care.
June Bremner was awarded ACSA’s Volunteer Award in recognition of her 30 years of volunteering with Silver Chain in Western Australia. She tells AAA that, at age 81, she has no intention of stopping.
People with mental health illness are being locked out of aged care services due to the reluctance of Aged Care Assessment Teams to assess people under the age of 65, according to the results of a SANE Australia survey.
The Coalition Government has been urged to dump the current rationing of aged care places following the release of new figures highlighting extended delays in older people accessing aged care services.
Thirty per cent of people assessed as requiring residential aged care are waiting more than three months before they are admitted to a bed, the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.
A four-year study to reduce falls in people with dementia through exercise has secured a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Government in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council grants.
NSW bushfires force evacuation of 500 aged care residents from five aged care facilities in the Blue Mountains.
The peak body representing occupational therapists has called for improved government funding and incentives to boost the number of occupational therapists working in aged care.