CONSTRUCTION will start on Australia's largest fully integrated seniors village which promises to be a retirement community with a difference. Australia’s leading owner, operator and manager of retirement communities, Aveo Group commenced work today on the $1 billion development in greater Springfield. The 15- to 20-year development will have 2500 dwellings and a range of inclusive community, campus-style facilities. UNIQUE: An artist's impression of one of the buildings at A
NSW will move away from small-scale pilots and begin to embed sustainable telehealth services into the state's health system under a new five-year telehealth implementation strategy that has been aligned with a larger 10-year eHealth strategy for NSW that is set to be released next month. NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner (pictured) told the Australian Telehealth Conference in Sydney yesterday that the NSW telehealth framework and implementation strategy 2016-2021 would pr
Southern Cross Care has seen a 54 per cent reduction in fractures as it rolls out reablement, reports Jackie Keast in the final installment of AAA’s series showcasing how leading providers have embedded wellness approaches. For the past two years Southern Cross Care SA/NT has been rolling out its organisation-wide reablement approach to reverse its clients’ decline and bring about healthy outcomes. It’s involved a complete re-think of how staff work, and the organisation’s po
Aged care providers believe Tuesday’s budget will be an indicator of the Coalition’s commitment to the new reform roadmap, while bipartisan support for the next stage of reforms now appears unlikely. It’s now 10 days since the Aged Care Roadmap was released, and neither the Federal Government nor the opposition parties have provided a response to the recommendations it contained. Yesterday peak body Leading Age Services Australia said that next Tuesday’s budget would be a str
Telehealth in NSW is set to be incorporated across all settings from hospitals to homes in a shift away from small-scale pilots to integration with mainstream services, the state’s health minister has announced. Jillian Skinner NSW Minister for Health Jillian Skinner told the Australian Telehealth Conference yesterday that the importance of telehealth could not be understated and technology was key to a sustainable health system of the future. She said the state’s 10-year eHe
A BUILDING being used by an Islamic youth group has been destroyed by fire in Sydney’s southwest this morning. Ten fire crews of 40 firefighters from eight surrounding stations attended the blaze on Croydon St. The UMA Islamic Centre, which runs many youth programs, was already well alight when fire fighters arrived at the scene about 8.50am. The UMA has been renting the former bowling club since 2002. Fire and Rescue NSW exstinguish the fire that forced the evacuation of a n
Federal Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt has urged people to defer retirement and take a gap year to be a grey nomad before returning to work. Speaking at an industry event in Perth yesterday/thurs, Mr Wyatt said Australia needed to encourage activity among older people as the nation faced the economic and social challenge of baby boomers reaching retirement. The MP for Hasluck, in Perth’s east, who is also Minister for Aged Care, said he wanted to see baby boomers work lo
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may bring valuable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities, but some important questions have arisen around accountability, according to Dr John Gilroy, from the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at The University of Sydney. John Gilroy writes: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) presents a significant opportunity to revolutionise the quality of care and support to ena
Every Australian Counts Campaign Manager Katherine McLellan and Campaign Director John Della Bosca made the road trip to Canberra to make sure the Treasurer receives the hundreds of photographs sent in by supporters. Here’s the big sign with the even bigger Merino at Goulburn along the way. And here it is with campaign director John and long-time supporter Dougie Herd outside Parliament House. “The Budget is less than a week away and we need to make sure the Treasurer knows w
CDC within Residential Aged Care (Nursing Home) will be here before you know it. Inerva is sponsoring a Consumer Directed Care Workshop for their Clients Now that CDC is embedded into Home Care, when those clients eventually get to a stage where they move into residential care, the client and their family are going to expect to control the funds and have CDC in residential care (Nursing Homes).
In the end, the market will dictate CDC's movement into residential care.