Tag Archives: Aged care

Brotherhood of St Laurence report examines consumer directed care

The report, Adjusting to consumer directed care : the experience of Brotherhood of St Laurence community aged care service users (PDF 790kb), found that for a number of service users who experience social and economic disadvantage the transition to consumer … Continue reading

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IPPR releases report on citizen empowerment in health and care

The UK think tank, Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) , has published the report, Powerful people : reinforcing the power of citizens and communities in health and care (PDF 2.6MB). The report, advocates that patient’s should be given, “greater … Continue reading

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US GAO report examines home and community-based services for older adults

The Government Accountability Office report, Older adults : federal strategy needed to help ensure efficient and effective delivery of home and community based services and support (PDF 3MB), examines: “1 federal programs that fund services and supports for older adults … Continue reading

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Position paper released on the aged care workforce in Australia

Aged and Community Care Australia have released a position paper entitled, The aged care workforce in Australia (PDF 560kb). “The position paper calls for a specific budget allocation for sector-wide leadership development; national and regional staffing projections, including the contribution … Continue reading

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Report on dementia education needs of health professionals working with homeless people

The Victoria & Tasmania Dementia Training Study Centre has released a Dementia and Homelessness Report on “the findings of the dementia related issues facing health professionals working with homeless people and the identification of their dementia education needs”.

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Thesis examines integration and innovation in aged care organisations

A recently published PhD thesis by Laurel Hixon entitled, Integration and innovation in aged care organisations : three studies in New South Wales (2.4MB) aims to examine, “both the factors associated with adoption of integrated aged care delivery structures and, … Continue reading

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US state senate committee releases report on the future of long-term care

The Californian Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care have released the report, A shattered system : reforming long-term care in California : envisioning an IDEAL long-term care system in California (PDF 12mb). The report includes the identification of … Continue reading

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UK report on the market for aged care services

LaingBuisson has released a white paper entitled, Strategic commissioning of long term care for older people: can we get more for less? (PDF 920kb). This white paper “seeks to analyse the state of the UK market in care services for … Continue reading

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AIHW releases report on patterns of use in aged care

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the report, Patterns in use of aged care, 2002-03 to 2010-2011 (PDF 2.9mb). “The analysis shows that use of aged care programs before entering permanent residential care is increasing, as is … Continue reading

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CEPAR releases research briefs on aged care in Australia

The Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) has released two research briefs entitled, Aged Care in Australia. Part I – Policy, demand and funding (PDF 4MB) and Aged Care in Australia. Part II – Industry and practice (PDF 1.2MB). … Continue reading

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