As revolutionary aged care technologies are being trialed and implemented across the nation, innovation and research is once again high on the agenda for many Aged Care Providers across Australia. So let’s delve into what 2018 had on its agenda? Virtual reality driving simulators to test whether seniors can keep their licenses, apps … Continue reading Aged Care Technologies on the forefront of 2019 Agenda
We interviewed, Chris Dougherty, General Manager, Human Resources Prescare & Professor Michael Woods, Centre of Health Economics Research & Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney. Here is their Insights on what the challenges and wins the aged care sector has faced in 2018: Chris Dougherty, General Manager, Human Resources Prescare “The largest challenge was the looming … Continue reading 2018 review of The Aged Care Sector
In undertaking his work, Professor John Pollaers OAM (Chairman Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce at Australian Department of Health) uncovered some inescapable truths that impact on how the community views aged care and, indeed, how the industry sees itself. The Strategy that he has set out identifies significant opportunities for the industry and individual organisations … Continue reading A Matter of Care : 2018 Aged Care workforce Review by Professor John Pollaers OAM
Technology is developing at a rapid rate and as a result there has been massive changes in the aged care industry. Not only is technology enabling elderly people to lead healthier and more independent lives, it is helping carers and medical professionals monitor their health, to ensure they get the help they need, when they … Continue reading Technology update to improve caregiver experience
In 2016, the Australian aged care workforce was estimated to no more than 360,000. This represents around 3% of the Australian workforce. This workforce provided services to 280,000 Australians, of whom 70% were in residential care. (Research Australia) Beyond the statistics, it is a workforce that has an enormous influence on the quality of life … Continue reading The Art and Science of the Right People
In a time of uncertainty and change for the aged care sector, we spoke with Benjamin to understand how a leading provider like Silver Chain is developing strategies to ensure a sustainable and vibrant future. Benjamin is an experienced business development leader and strategist with over 15 years of experience in the health, aged care, disability … Continue reading One on One with Benjamin Jardine from Silver Chain
The aged care industry have been scrutinized time and again to be “untrustworthy providers getting rich on our tax money while providing a bad service”. Often communications between the industry sectors are hazy. While government only provides bronze cover for institutions, for a gold and silver cover unfortunately the individual has to bear the costs. … Continue reading Why is the Aged care industry struggling to retain staff?
Aged care reform continues with quality and consumer driven care as top priority, but what is yet to be properly addressed is the issue of financial sustainability. The recent StewartBrown report highlighted that 43% of residential aged care facilities have been operating at a loss. Pat Sparrow, the Chief Executive Officer of peak body Aged … Continue reading Financial Sustainability in Aged Care: What can you do?