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Aged care residents to keep pets

By on Friday, August 1, 2014

Elderly Australians who own animals suffer immense grief and anxiety over the inevitable separation from their companion.

While it remains common practice for residential facilities to refuse pets, the Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) is working hard to let them in.

Online calculators assist with reform transition

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

Providers are using interactive online tools to assist consumers to navigate the Government’s recent changes to aged care.

The Living Longer Living Better reforms that came into effect on July 1 include fee deregulation and the mandatory advertisement of allocated bond payments with every public listing for aged care accommodation in the country.

The crucial nature of relationships in high quality care

By on Monday, July 21, 2014

American photographer and sociologist Professor Cathy Greenblat was so moved by the relationships she encountered at a Queensland aged care residence that she decided to document her visit on film.

It Takes a Community tells the story of Arcare Helensvale, where the culture of care is defined by the strength of its relationships between staff, residents and families.

Government axes dementia and severe behaviours payment

By on Friday, June 27, 2014

Yesterday afternoon the Federal Government announced the termination of the Dementia and Severe Behaviours Supplement, a scheme introduced by the Labor Government to provide additional support to those suffering the most severe and debilitating symptoms of dementia.

The Assistant Minister for Social Services Mitch Fifield declared the Supplement had gone well beyond the budget allocated to it by the previous government.

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