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The interaction of personal care workers with residents is the focus of this short report from research about regulation and dementia care.
Australia’s approach to providing care for older adults living at home has recently undergone radical change, under the banner of Consumer Directed Care. Aged care clients now have individual choice and control of their government-subsidised Home Care Packages. An action research study was undertaken to...
This Brotherhood research commissioned by the Myer Foundation tracks the influence on government policy of the foundation's decade of investment in developing a vision for aged care, and assessed its impact on practice.
The report outlines progress in five key areas (community care, housing,...
Increased choice in aged care services is an international trend, driven by demographic changes and consumer advocacy.
This review of the literature on consumer-directed, flexible care points to better outcomes for consumers and to cost efficiencies. The authors signal several key issues that need...
Researchers examined the community services recommended for older people with complex needs, the extent to which such recommendations were taken up and the ACAS clients’ and carers’ experience of services.
They found that difficulties in accessing community services were related to social isolation of...
The “host-home” program, which operates as part of Banksia Respite Services in Carrum Downs, Victoria, is designed to assist full-time carers of older people who have dementia. Paid workers take two or three older people into their own homes for up to six hours. The...
Community aged care services in Australia are undergoing major change. With the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC), older adults who are eligible for assistance have control over spending their individual budget on services and can choose a service provider in an open, competitive market....
The relationship between regulation, care provision and risk has been an area of continuing policy debate. How dementia care providers handle regulation contributes to the quality of dementia care and the monitoring and enforcement of care standards.