The ability to create real and supportive communities requires an intimate understanding of the experiences of all users and how this knowledge can shape design. Such skills are becoming even more important in our increasingly regulated and competitive environment. more
A documentary that details the close relationship between staff, residents and their families as part of one provider’s approach to residential aged care is drawing international attention. more
A project that helps aged-care residents check things off their bucket list has been honoured by the government. more
The old political mantra of united we stand divided we fall still holds true. Any organisation – be it corporate or, particularly, membership-based – achieves greater success when it is unified and focused on common goals or operational targets. more
A chief executive and lobbyist has taken out the individual award at the 2014 Aged and Community Services Australia National Aged Care Awards, announced at a gala dinner at the Adelaide Town Hall. more
Members of the abolished Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing have published a document detailing policy options for an ageing Australia. more
“It’s 4.30am, and all you can hear is an orchestra of snores. Five Women Elders and one marlpa are sleeping in the Big Room. Other marlpa, not on night duty, sleep in their own rooms. more
Each week, more than 1700 people in Australia are diagnosed with dementia. As our ageing population grows, it’s expected that this number will reach 7400 new cases each week by 2050. more
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