An innovative program that supports carers of people with dementia to develop their skills, access support services and maintain their wellbeing has been named a finalist in the 2015 HESTA Aged Care Awards.
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With rates of medicines prescribing increasing in Australia, especially among seniors, the risk of adverse events is ever present. Through observation and reporting, frontline care workers are important contributors to an effective medicines team, writes Dr Christine Beanland.
OPINION: After several years of consultation on the vexed question of registration, the Australian Community Workers Association recently launched an online register for community workers to highlight their qualifications, experience and security clearance – to benefit both clients and community workers, writes Sha Cordingley.
A group of Australian children’s authors whose latest works explore the theme of dementia and ageing will collaborate to mark dementia awareness month in September.
A new resource has been launched to help guide community care workers through the changing landscape and service delivery approaches in community services.
New materials will support community care workers in overcoming communication and cultural barriers when discussing continence issues with ethnic communities.
A free clinical mentoring resource is available for community and residential aged care providers to use in training and workforce development .
In preparing for the roll-out of consumer directed care, some of the first and most significant work happened in transforming our business model, writes Neil Fawcett.
Welcome to the first issue of the weekly Community Care Review newsletter, which will provide you with the latest news, opinion and analysis of the community aged care sector, as well as useful resources and event updates.
The wellness and restorative approach underpinning the new Commonwealth Home Support Program is transforming the traditional role of community care providers and will demand new skills in areas such as health promotion, says an industry leader.
YOU & I: Tracey and her mother Jan, who lives with dementia, attend Blue Care Coopers Plains Respite Care, where they met service manager Nerida and together began a journey that would help them establish a peaceful everyday routine.
In the week that aged care formally transitioned to a consumer-directed approach, we profile home care trailblazer Sue Mann, who has spent three decades progressing such a model.
All current home care package providers will receive $274 per package to support the transition to CDC while those providers transitioning to the new CHSP will be offered between $12,000 and $20,000.
Providers of community care and day therapy need to consider the range of services they offer, and the language and imagery used to promote them, in order to reach out to older men who continue to access services far less than women.