The ACT government’s five-year palliative care plan has been welcomed by stakeholders but more emphasis is needed on home-based services and support for carers, says Palliative Care ACT.
Alzheimer’s Australia Vic has opened a new learning centre that gives aged care workers the chance to enter the virtual world of someone with dementia.
AAA reports on the importance of Advance Care Directives for aged care residents, people living at home and society’s marginalised.
ACSA has proposed slowing down the implementation of consumer directed care, to the surprise of consumer advocacy organisation COTA, which says ACSA is jumping the gun.
The former government’s decision to freeze ACFI rates has hit all Australian aged care providers including those in the top 25 per cent, new figures show.
The CEO of South Australian provider Helping Hand, Ian Hardy, will lead a multidisciplinary review panel which will advise the Wicking trust on how to best allocate $4 million worth of ageing and dementia research grants each year.
Senior Australians have not been flocking to register for the PCEHR but two health providers tell of their successful efforts in signing up aged care clients and other older Australians while the sector waits for planning and support from government.
Regularly working out improves your memory, planning and thinking skills plus reduces your risk of dementia, according to a new research paper from Alzheimer’s Australia and Fitness Australia.
There is a revolution occurring across Australian kitchens and dining rooms and the implications for aged care providers might seem challenging as baby boomers hove into view but it is a challenge many providers are already enjoying, writes Natasha Egan
It was all about play for those at Luna Park for the Arts Health Institute’s recent Play Up Convention in Sydney, where international expert Dr Stuart Brown talked about joyfulness being as important as nutrition, sleep and exercise to health.
A new aged care training facility in Western Sydney is going the extra mile when it comes to imitating the workplace, offering a clever state-of-the-art simulation-style program to more than 200 students each year.
Opposition leader Tony Abbott has said he would direct funding from the aged care workforce supplement back to the general pool of aged care funding to the delight of provider peaks and the wrath of unions.
Indigenous leader Noel Pearson and aged care CEO Andrew Larpent separately spoke of the importance and power of the individual in creating positive change at a health and aged care conference in Melbourne on this week.
Consumer advocates have applauded the government’s announcement that a national fee structure will be rolled out across the commonwealth’s new home support program from July 2015, but warn adequate safety nets need to be in place.