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May 18, 2015
Australian Ageing Agenda – Community Care Review supplement May 2015
care providers are struggling to fill their Level 1 home care packages while
managing waiting lists in the hundreds for their high level packages.
Study highlights CDC improvements
research shows many providers see more challenges than benefits with the
rollout of consumer directed care
Making the right connections
learned from the rollout of the NDIS can inform pending shifts in the community
aged care landscape, particularly in relation to people with high complex
Registering community workers: a win for all
several years of consultation on the vexed question of registration, we
recently launched an online register for community workers to highlight their
qualifications, experience and security clearance – much to everyone’s benefit.
It’s time to value and support case managers
the extent of case management in the new Commonwealth Home Support Program
still unclear, there are concerns that clients in some states may miss out
Better Caring – a new era in community care
care industry is crying out for innovation.Enter Better Caring – a new concept that uses enabling technology that
creates an online venue for directly connecting those who need a care service
to those with a vested interest in delivering great care, saving time and
A seat at the table
care organisations seeking to fully embrace CDC are increasingly turning to
co-production, a process that involves the consumer as an equal partner in the
design, implementation and review of change.
Food for thought
can progress rapidly and is completely devastating to the health of older
people living at home.It is essential
that community care workers are aware of the signs, and that they deliver
positive food messages to their clients.
Cultural diversity: the new normal
predictions are that by 2021 one in three seniors will have been born outside
Australia.This article outlines
strategies for community care providers and their staff to achieve cultural
When a day feels like a week
increasing numbers of people receiving care at home, loneliness and social
isolation are real problems that can have devastating consequences if left
unaddressed.Community care services are
at the vanguard of connecting people to each other and to their communities’
‘It helps me to feel normal’
and her mother Jan, who lives with dementia, attend Blue Care coopers Plains
Respite Care, where they met service manager Nerida and together began a journey
that would help them establish a peaceful everyday routine.
Booklet ranks mental health activities for
La Trobe University research the booklet, What
works to promote emotional wellbeing in older people, has been developed by beyondblue specifically
for aged care workers identifies and rates the best activities for improving
and protecting the mental health of older Australians.