ELDERLY patients will be transferred out of hospital to community care providers to free up 75 beds in Perth’s hospitals before the busy winter season.

The deal between the State and Federal governments was announced Tuesday, January 31.

Fiona Stanley Hospital is expecte...

January 30, 2017

Centuries ago, Japan created a word called ubasute. Translated as “granny dumping,” it described the practice of poor citizens bringing their senile elders to mountaintops because they can no longer afford their care.

Today, amid Japan’s widespread demographic and...

January 30, 2017

Local government agencies throughout Australia are asking if aged care is their core business, writes Cam Ansell.

While many community projects for older people originated from municipalities, the reform process is creating a highly competitive and attractive market for...

January 29, 2017

Fewer people eligible for aged care are entering residential services within three months of approval in the ACT, which recorded the lowest percentage of clients moving into a facility within that time frame.

Of people approved for aged care in 2015-2016, 36.6 per cent...

January 27, 2017

A MAJOR development catering for retirees will be officially opened this afternoon.

Aveo Springfield will be the largest integrated retirement community in Australia and represents a $1 billion investment in the region.

This year the first residents will begin moving int...

January 26, 2017

his MUST ATTEND event has been designed to allow providers to do a final check of their decisions prior to the February 27th changes to the Home Care Packages programme.

Lorraine Poulos the facilitator will provide you with guidance and advice about how to meet the...

Peter Mackinnon can finally reveal the big secret he’s hidden from family.

The Northmead resident was awarded a Medal of the Order (OAM) in the Australia Day honours in recognition for his services to aged care.

“I never expected anything like this in my life,”...

January 24, 2017

With just five weeks to go before deregulation is introduced into home care, the Department of Health has released the findings of key research into the readiness of providers for the landmark reforms.

The report, which was completed by research agency Taylor Nelson Sof...

January 22, 2017

The Waroona aged community will benefit from purpose-built, affordable accommodation with the anouncement of $1,845,000 in funding for Quambie Park by Member for the South West Colin Holt.

When completed, the Waroona Housing Options Village will comprise  purpose-built...

January 22, 2017

The federal government’s announcement about landmark reforms to home care in the 2015/16 Budget will very soon have a significant impact on Australian seniors.

It’s good news – as of March 2017, older Australians will be given the power to choose their aged care provide...

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