Elderly dying or forced into nursing
homes as home care system buckles under increasing pressure
THE crisis in Australia's besieged
home care system is escalating as waiting lists increase
and wait times blow out.
Home care queue for older Australians
Industry peak body, Leading Age Services
Australia (LASA), believes the recent data from the
Government reveals an increasing number of older Australians
accessing care in their homes are not getting the level
of care they require.
Every person over 40 has at least
five undiagnosed health problems
Research conducted by Flinders University,
Adelaide, indicates receiving a full health screening,
even when you feel healthy, around the age of 40 helps
people make positive changes to their lifestyle when
health problems start to set in.
Many aged people wait for right home
Just over 129,000 older Australians
are waiting for their approved level of home care, a
sign federal Labor says underscores the failure of the
coalition government to tackle this ongoing crisis.
Change is coming to aged care, so
what does that mean?
The new Aged Care Quality Standards
will be coming into affect on 1 July, which will change
to the level of care received by consumers and the systems
and practices utilised by aged care providers.
Nearly 1 in 4 Home Care Aides Faces
Being yelled at or insulted is never
easy. But it's a situation faced by about one-quarter
of U.S. home health care workers, a new study finds.
New brand and expansion plans for
Aged Care Channel
Aged care education provider Aged Care
Channel has launched under the new name Altura Learning
and announced plans to deliver its programs to a wider
range of workers in health and support roles plus consumers.
Toilet humour trialled to tackle incontinence
Humour is being used to ‘hit
back’ at a growing and silent health epidemic
that leaves more than five million Australians embarrassed,
in pain and at risk of anxiety, depression and other
serious health issues, as part of a global awareness