More than ever before, older Australians want to age in place. This, of course, isn’t an option for everyone, including those with special care needs or early onset dementia. That’s where NewDirection Care comes in, a first-of-its-kind community that all Australian residential facilities could learn from.
More than 400,000 Australians have dementia, according to Health Direct. Many opt for aged care facilities due to the higher level of care given there. Is your facility doing enough to provide a safe and secure, yet autonomous environment for these residents?
There are few industries evolving as quickly as Aged Care. As the number of Australians aged 65 and over climbs, aged care professionals are being met with new challenges and developing exciting solutions. Which direction are things moving? Here are three trends to be aware of.
As many as 32 per cent of Australian health and aged care professionals consider themselves ‘likely’ or ‘very likely’ to leave the profession entirely due to overwork. In a sector as important as aged care, we simply can’t afford to have exhausted, burnt out employees – so what can be done to keep aged care professionals satisfied and in the field?