Diversity is an asset and something to be celebrated, ECH Group diversity manager Robyn Burton tells Australian Ageing Ageing.
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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.
The South Australian Innovation Hub has developed and trialled an aged care quality-of-life framework as part of first-of-its-kind research describing and measuring subjective wellbeing and satisfaction of residents.
Greater volume and certain types of home care services are associated with significantly delayed entry into permanent residential aged care, according to new research.
More than three-quarters of complaints to the Aged Care Complaints Commissioner concerned the residential sector last year, with complaints overall increasing by 20 per cent on the previous year.
Providers, sector peaks and academics have expressed concern over the 89,000-long wait list for home care and urged the Federal Government to take further action to address the long-running problem.