Also in this wrap: Bruce Bailey joins RSL LifeCare board; Lynn Weekes to step down from NPS Medicinewise; and new commissioner on board at ACNC.
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Before, after and in between the many reviews reporting in 2017, it’s been another busy year in aged care news. However, it was our report on wages in the sector early in the year that topped the most-viewed list.
Australia is “data rich but information poor” about what’s really going on in residential aged care, according to an aged care researcher.
The number of consumers on the national queue for home care packages has grown by 14 per cent to over 101,500 older people, the latest quarterly data report from the Department of Health shows.
Diversity is an asset and something to be celebrated, ECH Group diversity manager Robyn Burton tells Australian Ageing Ageing.
The Federal Government is investing $2.8 million in detailed business case planning for a project to further develop the My Aged Care gateway.
Culturally-appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People will be explored in an upcoming video program and interactive live session open to all.
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.
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.
Consumer directed residential care is practically challenging to implement and cannot happen until consumers are educated about the value of services and subsidies, a national aged care conference has heard this week.
A nationally-accredited training program has been launched for frontline aged care staff to provide support to older people living with HIV.
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.
Despite a lack of regulation, the small but growing residential aged care sector in Thailand is providing quality care for its rapidly expanding ageing population.
Fears about ageing prevent people from ageing well, but those fears are based on falsehoods, according to research released this week.