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New quality of life measurer for those in home and community-based aged care gets thumbs up

A new type of ‘Quality of Life’ assessment tool developed by Flinders University to provide contemporary and comprehensive measurement of elders' wellbeing, has been put to the test and passed with flying colours. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Thousands shunning ‘broken’ aged care system and turning to in-home support

Vittoria Primerano's carers in a Melbourne nursing home were so run off their feet they would forget to feed her. The Italian great-grandmother's daughter Maria Sampey decided to move her back home, one of thousands of Australians increasingly shunning aged-care services and instead turning to in-home supports for their loved ones.

Assistive technologies could and should play roll in charting way out of aged care crisis

Post-election, advocates are keen for the new Government to initiate measures to alleviate the chronic workforce shortages in the aged care industry. Jason Waller, CEO of Intelicare, says that the role assistive technologies can play in charting a way out of the crisis should be given more attention. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

OPAN roundtable highlights importance of elder input into aged care policy and reform

A recent OPAN roundtable has highlighted the importance of older people's voices in maintaining pressure on politicians during the election campaign, with the discussion guided by five prominent aged care advocates and members of OPAN’s Older Persons Reference Group. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Robinson helping the elderly and young with equal compassion, care and empathy

As a lifestyle carer at Carinity Home Care Tammy Robinson supports Brisbane seniors to live the life they love, in the home they love. She's also dedicated to supporting disadvantaged teens in her local Logan district to attend formals by providing them with donated dresses, suits, and accessories.

World Parkinson’s Day aims to raise awareness and shed light on support available

Every day, 37 Australians will hear the words “You have Parkinson’s” - that is more than one person, each hour of every day. Monday, April 11 is World Parkinson’s Day, which aims to raise awareness of the disease and shed light on support that can be accessed for those with Parkinson’s and their loved ones. 

Labor aims to tackle home care fee rorts with real action

Labor is promising to put a cap on home care fees should it win the federal election due in mid-May.

Reforming home care and making it sustainable into the future – a six-point plan

Writer, aged care support worker/advocate and sitting member of the Council of Elders, Danijela Hlis, has identified six priority areas the Government and home care providers must address in order to truly reform the sector and make it sustainable into the future.

Sink or swim: Leonard’s professionalism, care and efficiency the perfect disaster response

Despite her own home being inundated, in-home care manager Michelle Leonard's immediate priority was her vulnerable clients as her team swung into action, activating their emergency management plan. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

NSW in-home aged care residents urged to be prepared for the worst

Following reports of a number of devastating deaths as a result of the Queensland flood crisis, in-home aged care provider MyHomeCare Group is urging NSW elderly residents to get prepared.

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