1 July marks the implementation of a new set of Aged Care Quality Standards which define the standard of care and services the community can expect from organisations. These standards will apply to all aged care services and will be assessed by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC).
Reflecting on the value of pastoral care in supporting people’s ageing journey is essential as the role of religion in Australian society continues to be debated.
In the latest 6PR segment, which took place on Monday 7th August, we discussed the importance of respite care.
We also explored the different types of respite such as; residential respite, day clubs and flexible respite in the home. We called Jennifer Crossing at Club Catherine King for a quick chat too.
Older West Australians who need intensive support to help them remain living in their own home can now access a Short-Term Restorative Care program.
Amana Living is one of three Perth aged care providers approved to deliver the Government’s Short-Term Restorative Care program, providing a range of health-related services to stabilise a decline in mental and physical abilities, such as a deterioration in mobility. This decline may inhibit an older person’s ability to complete every day activities.
In its 2016/17 budget, the Federal Government announced a claw-back of more than $1.8 billion from the most vulnerable people in residential care over the next four years. CEO Ray Glickman explains the potential impact of the cuts.
Severe funding cuts announced in the federal budget are focusing on people in residential care with Complex Health Care (CHC) needs: for example, those with chronic pain, degenerative disease, severe arthritis and complex wounds.
In a national first, Amana Living has launched eConnect, a virtual support service for people living with dementia. Peter Mildenhall (General Manager Corporate Assets) explains how it works.
Amana Living has partnered with Telstra Health to use its MyCareManager eHealth platform to deliver the new service, Amana Living eConnect.
Video conferencing and telemonitoring allow more one-to-one support for our clients and their carers, whether that’s counselling, helping them to access services or managing their health.
To celebrate International Nurses Day (Thursday 12 May), here's an update on our approach to the crucial role of Registered Nurses in aged care.
The clinical health leader for Amana Living is widening the influence of Registered Nurses and providing leadership training.
The Governor of Western Australia has opened our new transition care centre for older people recovering from a hospital stay.
Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of WA and Amana Living Patron, toured Transition Care Bull Creek before declaring the centre officially open in February.
Ray Glickman welcomes the return of Aged Care to Health with the combined portfolios going to Minister Sussan Ley.
“I'm very happy to see that a Minister for Aged Care has been appointed, a promising response to lobbying by our sector,” said Amana Living CEO Ray Glickman.
“It is also encouraging to see the return of aged care to health, which is a great opportunity to more effectively integrate services.