The experiences of older people who are childless are being overlooked in aged care policy and planning despite their growing numbers, says sociologist Cassie Curryer.
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The new CEO of the National Disability Insurance Agency has announced on Wednesday it will ditch phone-based planning and introduce in person plan development for all participants.
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.
Limited data on the Commonwealth Home Support Program is hindering the sector’s understanding of the largest part of the aged care system, sector leaders have told a national aged care conference.
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.
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.
Complaints about community aged care account for a growing share of concerns received by the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner, new data shows.
Many older people and their families say they feel confused and overwhelmed by reforms taking place in aged care and are sceptical they can deliver on the promise of increased consumer choice and control, a large-scale qualitative study has found.
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.
A set of resources is available for mental health professionals on delivering services to people with an intellectual disability.
Developing industry-focused research and training is a leading objective of the newly established Centre of Positive Ageing and Wellbeing at Torrens University.