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Free online pain course for health professionals

12th December 2018
A new online course will train aged care staff to recognise pain in those who cant always communicate for themselves. Dementia Training Australia (DT...

Home care packages and the NDIS

12th December 2018
The department is aware of some confusion around younger people currently accessing aged care services who may also be eligible for the National Disab...

New Aged Care Quality Standards

12th December 2018
The new Aged Care Quality Standards (Standards) have been developed through significant consultation and co-design with the aged care sector. The Mini...

Department says limited registration therapists can provide pain treatments

12th December 2018
Allied health professionals certified with limited registration from their professional body are eligible to provide complex pain management services ...

Call to put accessible housing on national database

12th December 2018
Landlords and home owners should be required to report if their property is accessible according to report which calls for a nationwide inventory and ...

Home care providers pilot ‘radical’ self-management model

12th December 2018
Seven home care providers and more than 100 clients are piloting a new self-management model which includes direct online access to financial informat...

NDIS pricing system expanded for complex needs

12th December 2018
The federal government has announced new NDIS pricing arrangements for people with complex needs with pricing controls linked to the skill level of th...

Brightwater to pilot specialist dementia units

12th December 2018
Western Australian aged care provider Brightwater Care Group has been selected to operate a prototype service for the governments national program of ...

Power Planning: Making the most of your NDIS Plan

12th December 2018
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funds reasonable and necessary supports that help a participant to reach their goals, objectives and a...

Access all areas - Inclusive event planning

12th December 2018
Events such as conferences, festivals, award ceremonies and seminars are a big part of doing business today. As an organiser of these events, no matte...

Quality in Aged Care

10th December 2018, Event
With increased public scrutiny and a strong government commitment to ensure and improve quality, theQuality in Aged Care Conference 2019, is a critica...

Aged care workforce not keeping pace with increasing acuity of residents

10th December 2018
Personal care workers are likely doing the work of enrolled nurses in Australias residential aged care homes, according to new research from Curtin Un...

Long wait for HCP increases risk of death, study finds

10th December 2018
People who wait six months or more for a home care package are more likely to die or go into residential care two years after getting the package than...

NDIS failing to realise potential in NSW: report

10th December 2018
The NSW Upper House inquiry was established in June to examine disability services in the state, including the implementation of the National Disabili...

Fit for the caring role

10th December 2018
A community initiative has shown the benefits that can flow when carers take time off to look after their own health, Tim Henwood, Alice Gregory and M...

Commission to kick off hearings on 18 January

10th December 2018
The aged care royal commission will get underway early next year with an opening hearing set for the third week of January. The initial hearing of th...

Clinical compliance and risk management

10th December 2018
From managing medications and pain treatments to monitoring the health of residents or their skin integrity, there are a range of applications to supp...

I’m not a consumer, I’m a person!

10th December 2018
The new Aged Care Standards make for sober reading. The care of our frail, vulnerable elders is a serious responsibility and sometimes we have failed...

2017–18 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997

6th December 2018
The 2017-18 Report on the Operation of the Aged Care Act 1997 is now available to download on the GEN Aged Care Data website. The report details the ...

Experiences of Violence and Personal Safety of People with Disability

6th December 2018
The ABS publications related to disability has just released4431.0.55.003Experiences of Violence and Personal Safety of People with Disabilityon Wedne...

Funding Cuts to Disability Communication Service a ‘Smack in the Face’

6th December 2018
State government funding cuts to a South Australian service helping people with disability access the legal system will leave vulnerable people withou...

SA Urged to Embrace Co-Op Model to Fix Aged Care and Disability Worker Shortages

6th December 2018
South Australia should embrace the cooperative business model to fix problems in the states care sector, according to a leading UK social entrepreneur...

Australians With Disability Twice as Likely to be Evicted Without Cause

6th December 2018
A report by Choice, National Shelter and the National Association of Tenant Organisations (NATO) examined the consumer experience of renting in Austra...

Philanthropy Australia Changes its Governance Structure

6th December 2018
The peak body for philanthropy in Australia has changed its governance structure in hopes of creating a stronger, more inclusive membership environmen...
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