A study has found that deaths among the elderly from a common heart problem could be prevented if hospital care was replaced with home care.Read more >
Posts tagged 'home care'
The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) is currently reviewing the Certificate III and IV in Aged Care, to consider whether to include 120 hours of practical work as part of each qualification.Read more >
A study undertaken by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) found that the risk of falls in older people is significantly increased if they also display depressive symptoms.Read more >
Aged care experts are warning providers on the need to adapt and grow to keep up in a changing market.Read more >
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have released a report into the shift from residential aged care to home based care.Read more >
A suite of online resources have been released to help home care providers transition to Consumer Directed Care (CDC).Read more >
The 2014 Aged Care Services Association (ACSA) National Conference recently took place in Adelaide, with over 1,000 attendees coming together from across the not-for-profit and faith-based aged care sector. We take a look at some of the highlights from the conference, focusing on the future of robotics and technology in aged care.Read more >
The 2014 Aged Care Services Association (ACSA) National Conference took place in Adelaide last week, with over 1,000 attendees coming together from across the not-for-profit and faith-based aged care sector. We take a look at some of the highlights from the conference, focusing on how aged care providers can keep up the changing nature of aged care.Read more >
Technology will never stand to replace the human interaction that occupies the very heart of aged care. However, there is a wide-range of information technology and software being exclusively developed for the aged care sector, many of which include residential and home care-specific applications that work together to positively influence the quality of care and support services delivered.Read more >
One of the most significant developments to come out of the Australian Government’s 10-year plan for aged care reforms has been the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC). In summary, CDC gives consumers greater control and flexibility over their own lives by allowing them to make choices about the types of care and services they receive.
While, CDC represents a progressive step forward in empowering the consumer, the detail of exactly how the program will operate in a practical sense also represents a fundamental change for many home care providers. Here, we explore some of those key considerations.Read more >