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Delays plague provider sign-up to My Aged Care

October 25, 2015

Just 39 per cent of aged care providers are ready to receive referrals through the My Aged Care gateway, more than three months after it launched, latest figures show.

Aged Care Planning holds Palliative Care Workshop with St Louis

May 23, 2015

Aged care workers at St Louis Aged Care Facility recently took part in a 6 ½ hour Introduction to Palliative Care for Care Workers workshop conductedby Aged Care Planning. The workshop covered the definition, philosophy and objectives of palliative care; communicating with compassion and dealing with diversity,the dying process, loss and grief and self-care.

Aged Care overhaul to benefit consumers

May 03, 2015

Older Australians are expected to be better off under radical changes to the aged care system that take effect this year, according to a national survey of aged care service providers led by University of Adelaide researchers.

Modify Lifestyle to reduce dementia risk

April 15, 2015

Alzheimer’s Australia is concerned more than half of the Australian population is inactive which can increase their risk of developing dementia, according to a paper released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Reforms added ‘more complexity’ to financials: advisors

March 19, 2015

With accessing aged care traditionally likened to “navigating a maze”, a key goal of the current reforms was to simplify and streamline the system for consumers. But there is debate over whether the new financial arrangements in particular have had the opposite effect.

How to avoid the onset of dementia

March 01, 2015

Aged Care Planning is very interested in a research study by the University of Sydney that shows high intensity weight training can play an important role in the fight against dementia. Aged Care Planning is currently developing the delivery of an exercise program into the home and this is further evidence of the significant benefits of such a program for our older loved ones.

Establishment of Aged Care Council

February 24, 2015

Aged Care Planning welcomes the establishment of a new aged care council which will ensure the federal government receives advice from a range of expert voices in the provision of quality services to people in aged care. The Aged Care Quality Advisory Council was announced recently by Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield.

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