VIDEO: Aged care providers should recognise that good spiritual care begins at the management level and works its way down, says a leading theologian.
AUDIO: Aged care providers should focus on small-scale, domestic and familiar when aiming for good dementia design, says Emeritus Professor Mary Marshall.
AUDIO: Familiarity is important in palliative care for people with dementia and as an individual’s dementia advances, change should be avoided and stimuli reduced, says an expert in end-of-life care for older people.
VIDEO: A moderated consumer review site for aged care could provide older people with more information around quality of life, says the head of a leading provider.
VIDEO: Leaders of aged care providers and seniors groups need to be strongly advocating for more age friendly accommodation, says a top architect specialising in seniors housing.
The Coalition has announced it will provide $7.5 million for the establishment of specialist care units to care for people living with dementia and very severe behaviours.
AUDIO: Improved quality of life for residents with dementia and an alternative resource staff prefer to try before medications, are among the benefits of virtual reality in aged care, an international dementia event has heard.
VIDEO: From the need for an ageing plan for Australia to the importance of standing up for disadvantaged clients, aged care leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
AUDIO: AAA meets the designer behind a state of the art facility in Aalborg, Denmark which is utilising technology and public spaces to revolutionise the concept of an aged care facility.
AUDIO: Aged care providers have been encouraged to evaluate and document the technology they implement and share the lessons learned with their counterparts.
Mitch Fifield tells providers the government plans to end ACAR in residential aged care, wants a “more sophisticated” definition of quality in aged care, and expects the reform roadmap to be completed by the end of the year.
With the deregulation of aged care and sister sectors such as disability services, organisations are becoming increasingly commercially competitive and entering non-traditional spaces to find new clients, says consultant Robert Lippiatt.
Australian aged care providers are not alone in their difficulties recruiting and retaining staff, with aged services around the world experiencing workforce woes, which signalled the need for global strategies, a leading international authority on aged care has said.
Some home care package providers are struggling to adapt their business models to be truly consumer directed and still operate service offerings that are largely menu-driven, an international conference has heard.