Quality Aged Care: Have your say – Department of Health, Ageing and Aged Care

Quality aged care for older people is vital for the whole community. This is why the Australian Government is introducing a Single Aged Care Quality Framework across aged care from July 2018. Quality aged care for older people is vital for the whole community. This is why the Australian Government is introducing a Single Aged … [Read More] Quality Aged Care: Have your say – Department of Health, Ageing and Aged Care

Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 – Alzheimer’s Australia

ABSTRACT Alzheimer’s Australia commissioned NATSEM at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra to estimate the cost of dementia in Australia. The economic impact of dementia is a major concern nationally and internationally as the number of individuals with dementia continues to rise. Access Economics (2003) estimated the total cost … [Read More] Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 – Alzheimer’s Australia

People’s Attitudes to Robots in Caring for the Elderly – International Journal of Social Robotics

ABSTRACT We analyse people’s attitudes to robots to be used in caring for the elderly using Eurobarometer data relating to November/December 2014 on approximately 1000 people in each EU country. Given the constraints on public expenditure this is one solution to meeting increased obligations in this area. People tend to be lukewarm to robotic care … [Read More] People’s Attitudes to Robots in Caring for the Elderly – International Journal of Social Robotics

Staff Perspectives of Relationships in Aged Care: A qualitative approach – Australasian Journal on Ageing

ABSTRACT Aim: To explore aged care staff perceptions and experience of their relationships with co-workers, older people and families via pragmatic exploratory interviews. Methods: Thirty-nine direct care staff from seven residential age care facilities and 12 community organisations were interviewed. Results: Staff felt that their capacity to develop therapeutic relationships with older people and families was impeded by … [Read More] Staff Perspectives of Relationships in Aged Care: A qualitative approach – Australasian Journal on Ageing

Aged Care Publication Releases – Australian Institute of Health & Welfare

National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse Data Dictionary: version 1.0 — The National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (NACDC) Data Dictionary provides an overview of the sources, content, common data concepts and data elements that underpin the NACDC’s analyses and outputs to facilitate consistency and transparency in aged care data. Introduction to Pathways in Aged Care 2014 — This document is designed to … [Read More] Aged Care Publication Releases – Australian Institute of Health & Welfare

Australia’s aged care sector – Deloitte Australia

Deloitte Access Economics has examined the economic contribution of the aged care sector in Australia for The Aged Care Guild. The aged care industry provides older Australians with a range of different services, allowing them to access appropriate levels of care when and where they require it as they age. In delivering aged care services … [Read More] Australia’s aged care sector – Deloitte Australia

Spirituality, Spiritual Need, and Spiritual Care in Aged Care: What the literature says – Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging

ABSTRACT This article addressed the following questions: How are spirituality, spiritual need, and spiritual care in aged care defined? What constitutes spiritual care for older people in aged care? From an organisational perspective, what are barriers and enablers to providing spiritual care? Spirituality and spiritual care were defined in a variety of ways in the … [Read More] Spirituality, Spiritual Need, and Spiritual Care in Aged Care: What the literature says – Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging

Aged Care Forum – National Press Club Address

The National Press Club hosts an Aged Care Forum on the topic ‘The Aged Care Conundrum: Meeting The Care Needs of an Ageing Population Without Blowing the Budget’. Features Paul Sadler, Lee Thomas & Ian Yates. SOURCE: National Press Club Address – Aged Care Forum : ABC iview Broadcast 12:30pm Wed 13 Jul 2016 [available until 1:30pm … [Read More] Aged Care Forum – National Press Club Address

New Code of Conduct Covering Aged Care Workers: What you need to know – AAA

Since last year the states have been working towards adopting a national code covering the conduct of health workers, including aged care’s personal care workers. AAA reports on the progress of the code, and what it means for providers, staff and consumers. Extract Personal care workers provide almost 70 per cent of the care in residential … [Read More] New Code of Conduct Covering Aged Care Workers: What you need to know – AAA

Older Care-home Residents as Collaborators or Advisors in Research: A systematic review – Age and Ageing

ABSTRACT Background: patient and public involvement (PPI) in research can enhance its relevance. Older care-home residents are often not involved in research processes even when studies are care-home focused. Objective: to conduct a systematic review to find out to what extent and how older care-home residents have been involved in research as collaborators or advisors. … [Read More] Older Care-home Residents as Collaborators or Advisors in Research: A systematic review – Age and Ageing

Brotherhood in the News: “It’s not a NIMBY thing”: Greens, socialists block nursing home for poor – The Age

Extract from an article by Clay Lucas, City Editor, The Age A nursing home expansion proposed in one of Melbourne’s most desirable pockets, to be built for some of society’s most vulnerable, has been blocked by Greens and socialist councillors at the behest of scores of residents. Clifton Hill’s Sambell Lodge is an aged care centre for … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: “It’s not a NIMBY thing”: Greens, socialists block nursing home for poor – The Age

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