24
Oct 19

One week left until aged care interim report

After a year of speculation and waiting, the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety due next week will offer the sector’s first insights into the findings and proposed changes.  “The evidence shows that the problems are not restricted to any one part of the aged care sector, whether it … Continue reading One week left until aged care interim report

20
Mar 19

The importance of governance in the changing aged care space

Author:Ash Natesh

Boards governing aged care providers are increasingly under scrutiny during this period of immense change for the aged care sector. With the Royal Commission underway, providers are being called at short notice to provide evidence and account for the quality and safety of their service delivery. At the same time, the new Aged Care Safety … Continue reading The importance of governance in the changing aged care space

10
Jan 19

Aged Care Technologies on the forefront of 2019 Agenda

Author:Ash Natesh

    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

13
Dec 18

2018 review of The Aged Care Sector

Author:Ash Natesh

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

13
Dec 18

A Matter of Care : 2018 Aged Care workforce Review by Professor John Pollaers OAM

Author:Ash Natesh

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

04
Dec 18

Technology update to improve caregiver experience

Author:Ash Natesh

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

07
Nov 18

The Art and Science of the Right People

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

18
Oct 18

One on One with Benjamin Jardine

Author:Ash Natesh

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