Coming soon: The Australian Aged Care Rating System

By on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Aged Care Online Managing Director Ben Hannemann is the proud co-founder of Australia’s first quantified rating system for residential aged care, The Australian Aged Care Rating System (ACRS).

Mr Hannemann has partnered with Ansell Strategic Managing Director Cam Ansell and Millennium Aged Care Placement Consultants Managing Director Dana Sawyer in developing the new ratings system.

Clinical training on wheels - the next step for aged care service

By on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Victoria is leading innovation in aged care with the launch of the first ever mobile clinical training unit in Australia.

Leading Age Services Australia – Victoria (LASA Victoria) introduced their simulation training van to the industry at Villa Maria at the end of last month.

Australians with dementia deserve better end-of-life care

By on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A survey released today shows an alarming disparity between the wishes of people with dementia and their actual experience in residential or community care as they near the end of their lives.

The report identified a number of barriers to the quality of end-of-life care for people with dementia, including lack of advance care plans, inadequate pain management, a hard-to-navigate palliative care and hospices system and poor understanding of legal options amongst clinicians and aged care staff.

Introducing our new Media and Communications Coordinator

By on Friday, February 7, 2014

Aged Care Online welcomes its newest member, journalist Alice Bradley.

Alice comes from a multimedia background, having reported across print, online, television and radio.

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