A CSIRO study has found that telehealth has the potential to save $3 billion annually, with study participants experiencing a 36 per cent decrease in hospital admissions throughout the 12 month trial.Read more >
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Leading software companies are increasingly turning to user experience experts to ensure their products are enjoyable and easy to use. To better understand the importance of user experience, we look back at a 2015 interview with Telstra Health – Aged, Disability & Community Care’s User Experience (UX) Manager, Matthew Sarah, where he explains why UX matters and how it benefits users.
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The new government Regional Aged Care Profiles tool has been designed to provide information on government funded aged care places and recipients across Australia.Read more >
Alzheimer’s Australia has launched the Community Café Toolkit app to assist aged and community care organisations to set up social groups for people with dementia.Read more >
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is predicted to create 1000 new jobs in western New South Wales, with similar growth expected at launch sites nationally.Read more >
A report has revealed that the future of Consumer Directed Care (CDC) in Australia may include an assessment and support process for family carers, similar to that of care recipients.Read more >
Australia’s first national aged and community care guidelines in spiritual care has been launched this week.Read more >
Staff retention and recruitment have long been priorities for aged care organisations, with estimates of a 25 per cent annual turnover across the aged care sector; well above the national average. Providers must be proactive in addressing the factors that impact workforce retention and recruitment. It is therefore essential that providers find new ways to engage staff and create a positive workplace culture.Read more >
The government’s digital health system, My Health Record, now contains over four million health records, according to the Minister of Health and Aged Care, Sussan Ley.Read more >
The aged care sector has received a 44 per cent increase in government funding from 2009-10, in line with a dramatic increase in the number of residential and home care places required.Read more >