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Aged care stakeholders say specialist care
units and better industry-wide training must form part of a comprehensive
strategy to improve the care for residents with severe behavioural and
psychological symptoms of dementia. Professor Henry Brodaty, Bernie McCarthy,
Dr Stephen Judd and Carol Bennett comment.
Kelly (ACSA) – housing for seniors needs action
Reid (LASA) – Infrastructure investment needs immediate attention
(COTA) – Providers must come to grips with consumer directed care
Roads and Motorists’ Association brings new dimension to ‘Positive Ageing’
Within a rapidly changing world global and
local trends have occurred that are influencing our future and challenging
organisations like the NRMA.Many of
these trends are about technology. And it is technology that is providing a
range of new and exciting opportunities for the retirement and aged care
sectors that has not been possible before
The library holds copies of Staying
on the move with dementia an initiative of NRMA and Alzheimer's Australia NSW
Navigating the maze: Have the new financial
arrangements simplified access to aged care?
Ryan, Donald Swanborough and Ian Yates comment.
State focus: Vic
Mandating staff, but NOT selling beds
ratios and retaining state-owned aged care facilities are key policy platforms
for the new Labor Government in Victoria. But is it good policy?
Poor training requires nuances response
another rep[ort highlights the variable quality in aged care courses, the
sector must work with government towards an integrated strategy that addresses
the thorny issues impacting entry-level training
New payment trend on the horizon
we have not yet seen a significant change in how residents pay their fees, we
are expecting a shift in the short term and potentially a major change in the
traditional lines of demarcation between retirement living and aged care are
eroding as operators seek to provide a range of health and aged services within
their villages so they can meet resident preferences.This article looks at the various models in
A world where consumer is KING
consumer choice is bringing opportunities and challenges for the retirement living
operators.This article outlines five
fundamental changes shaping the sector.
BaptistCare: Delivering on a promise
after 70 years, aged care provider BaptistCare took the bold step of rethinking
its future; restructuring and rebranding in an organization-wide realignment
that positioned the organization to deliver on a new promise.CEO Ross Low spoke to AAA about the journal
so far, and what’s in store for the organization to achieve its bold promise of
providing ‘care you can trust’.
Working on public perception
Aged Care has an ambitious growth plan – to add 1000 beds each year, which
would see the organization almost double in size by 2020. CEO Gay Barnier
speaks to AAA about scaling up, going niche, and why public image should be the
industry’s top concern.
When is a door not a door?
Cunningham discusses the practice of disguising doors in residential facilities
with Professor Mary Marshall
Results to be proud of
broad-ranging review led to the development and implementation of a new organization-wide
approach to reviewing psychotropic medication use
In search of the Holy Grail
countless research and programs on falls in older people over the last 25
years, falls rates continue to rise. Research groups all over the world are
trying to figure out this problem, including those from Neuroscience Australia
sustainable design to renewable energy and purchasing carbon offsets, two aged
care providers are taking significant steps to minimize their environmental
footprint and demonstrating shy investing in sustainability has some surprising
Looking for lessons in acute care
a major rejection of the hospital model by the aged care sector over the last
30 years, it may now be time to re-examine recent developments in that sector
to ensure our aged care designs are achieving optimal results
Helping make sense of the maze
care placement consultant Dana Sawyer helps arm consumers with independent
information to make informed decisions about entering aged care.She talks to AAA about the value placement
consultants can add to the experience of consumers and to the broader sector.