Listening to and making music is vital to enabling aged care residents to continue to be creative and make a contribution, according to a visiting international expert.
A national innovation network for Australia’s aged care industry has been launched 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Coalition Government has ruled out including the full value of an older person’s home in the means test for residential care and abolishing annual and lifetime caps on user contributions from among the recommendations in the aged care reform review.
The head of ECH, a large community aged care provider in South Australia, has delivered a damning critique of the pursuit of consumer-driven, market-based models in aged care.
Also in this wrap: Baptcare opens aged care community; OneCare Tasmanian facility on north-west coast underway; and Rosewood opens Leederville facility.
Mental health charity beyondblue has launched a practical guide for health services to introduce a workplace mental health strategy within their organisations.
Griffith University researchers are investigating how to improve the wellbeing of people with early-stage dementia and their carers and the take up of community services that can help them.
A new survey has highlighted the social isolation and stigma felt by people with dementia and their informal carers.
UPDATED: A Senate inquiry into aged care quality assessment and accreditation is struggling to capture the interest of an industry regularly under review and a Senate with much on its plate.