A focus on the person rather than their behaviour is a key message from leading experts at this week’s national dementia conference in Melbourne.
More than 80 per cent of Australians do not know that dementia is the second leading cause of death in this country, according to a national survey.
A national innovation network for Australia’s aged care industry has been launched this week.
Also in this wrap: New role to provide leadership in clinical nursing in aged care practice and innovation; and FECCA appoints Mary Patetsos as new chair.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is undertaking a CDC aged care project with the aim of educating consumers about their rights under Australian Consumer Law.
A new resource kit has been developed to support aged care services deliver culturally appropriate care to older Muslim Australians.
A nationally-accredited training program has been launched for frontline aged care staff to provide support to older people living with HIV.
A new project is underway to capture older people’s experiences of self-management and their interest in a cashed out funding model.
Also in this story: WA facilities changing hands; and Rosewood gets redevelopment green light.
Home support programs are the most common entry point into the aged care system and also the most common pathway into permanent residential aged care, according to analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Also in this wrap: Lyndoch makes executive appointment to lead investment in people.
The Turnbull government has announced it will fund a national elder abuse prevalence study, increased training for professionals and the public and a new elder abuse peak body.
A new online course has been launched to help health and aged care workers deliver inclusive care and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people with dementia.
In this wrap: Whiddon recognised for its integration of a tool that measures and evaluates residents’ wellbeing; and HammondCare picks up building award.