January 14, 2015

Aged Care Insite - December 2014 - January 2015


Full text articles are available to fee paying members of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW by emailing NSW.Library@alzheimers.org.au


·         Abbot’s revised proposal makes co-payment doctors’ choice
·         Mitch Fifield says the market should dictate to aged care providers
·         Victorian-based home nursing and healthcare provider RDNS revamps service strategy
·         Survey shows attrition and working conditions worry aged-care workers
·         Fitbit and Nike+ could soon feed health information to health professionals
·         Self-directed brain training has little impact
·         Builders earn top honours for construction tailored to older residents
·         City of Cockburn, WA commended for programs supporting senior living
·         Palliative Care Bridge site compiles expert data
·         Report shows gap between reality and perception on where seniors live in NSW 

Ready or not here comes 2015
Consumer-directed care looms large amongst changes the sector must address in the new year – five industry leaders outline the key issues for 2015
p. 16-17

East for opportunity
New trade deal with China will expand available markets for local aged-care providers
p. 18

Queries before the market
Reforms will not eliminate the need for public funds and support; that means a number of questions about who’s eligible need to be answered
p. 20 

LGBTI seniors speak up
Study shows concerns about discrimination, barriers to health promotion
p. 21 

What operators want
Marketability is typically a focus for providers when designing a facility; and this can and should be aligned with the interests of the residents and other users
p. 22-23 

Chew on this
Tooth loss and other oral health issues don’t have to be a part of ageing; know the risks and the steps to take against them
p. 24-25 

Works like magic
Artists and performers discuss how to help residents improve their lives through simple creative endeavours
p. 26-27 

Fall and response
People living with dementia can have difficulty staying on their feet but there are ways to improve the situation
p. 28 

Water ways
Professor uses aquatic exercise to help living with dementia
p. 29 

Global appeal
Dementia envoy, Dr Dennis Gillings, visits Australia looking to increase the country’s role in the worldwide fight against the disease
p. 30-31 

Talk it though
Care providers must do more to overcome language barriers and increase cultural awareness
p. 32-33 

Progressive duo
Providers earn recognition for gender-equity policies
p. 34-35

The palliative proposition
Study shows healthcare workers’ perceptions and challenges related to end-of-life care and choices
p. 36-37 

A taste of the real world
Students serve residents, gaining experience and learning responsibility
p. 38 

Frame story
Student-run photography workshops help seniors produce more than just happy snaps
p. 39

Ripples or revolutions?
IT academics weigh in on the next big breakthrough and whether some current advances have what it takes to make a splash
p. 40-41

Program finds myriad ways for iPads to help residents improve their own lives
p. 42 

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