Older Australians aren’t the only ones benefitting from remaining in their homes longer, now a national home care provider is offering 750 people the opportunity to earn extra dollars to care for them.
Heralded a success in aiding older Australians and their carers navigate the complex and often confusing systems of aged care, COTA Victoria is expanding its Aged Care Navigator service to the Eastern Metropolitan areas of Melbourne, with the trial ongoing until December 2022. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
In-home aged care services that are necessary for the health and safety of care recipients must continue to be delivered during periods of lockdown where it is safe to do so and in line with the relevant state or territory public health order, the health department says.
A trend from hospital to home-based care, accelerated during COVID-19, looks set to continue with the first evidence in Australia that regular blood transfusions can be safely performed in residential homes and aged care facilities.