December 29, 2016

A prototype robot that could assist senior citizens by detecting vital signs.

Fifty-year-olds, take notice: In a few decades you might have a robot roommate taking care of you.

In conjunction with Rice University, IBM is developing a series of sensors that can someday li...

December 27, 2016

The Department of Health has released the new Aged Care Subsidies and Supplements  Rates for 1/1/2017.

Click on this link below for the full schedule

December 21, 2016

The Department of Health has released their manual for Commonwealth Continuity of Support (CoS) Programme - Specialist Disability Services for Older People. 


December 20, 2016

The Department of Health has release the new Notification of Home Care Maximum Exit Amount Form that needs to be before exist amounts can be used on contracts can changed to clients when they leave a Service after 27/2/2017. Organisation need to get this form completed...

December 20, 2016

Don't forget the new rules start next month. 

From 1 January 2016, rental income is included in the aged care means test for new Residential Care recipients and some existing Residential Care recipients.


Mercy Health and Southern Cross Care Victoria have confirmed they are in talks over a possible merger, which could result in the largest aged care provider in Victoria.

The two Catholic not-for-profit providers said they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expl...

December 15, 2016

Provider groups tell the government’s review into aged care reform that accommodation prices should be determined by the market and they call for the role of the pricing commissioner to be reviewed and possibly abolished.

Stakeholders have praised the reforms aimed at i...

December 15, 2016

Consumer Directed Care can present particular challenges for service providers when supporting people living with dementia to remain at home.  

In this webinar we will explore the importance of effective partnerships between consumers and service providers in supporting...

December 15, 2016

Home care providers are urging the review into aged care reforms to address ongoing concerns over lengthy consumer delays in accessing Level 3 and 4 packages and low take up of Level 1 and 2 packages.

Baptist Care Australia told the review there continues to be signific...

December 13, 2016

The Department of health has released guideline for younger individuals receiving a home care package and their transition to NDIS. Also what to do if they do not qualify for the NDIS.


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