The Homelessness Estimates released today by the ABS highlight the growing number of older homeless people in Australia, chief executive of HammondCare, Dr Stephen Judd said.
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Prof Clayton, Director of HammondCare’s Centre for Learning and Research in Palliative Care, was one of two speakers invited to the 25th International Hospice Workshop at Peace House Hospice in Kanagawa, Japan.
Quality in residential aged care must not be reduced to the elimination of risk or the absence of adverse incidents, according to leading health and aged care provider, HammondCare, in its submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities, released today.
Using music to help increase communication and unlock memories for people living with dementia is the focus of a workshops held in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Aged & Community Services Australia said many aged care providers are continuously improving on their delivery of quality, tasty food contrary to misinformed media reports this week of substandard food practices.
One week on from changes to codeine access, pain expert Professor Philip Siddall is encouraging sufferers who continue to struggle, to explore solutions besides medication.
Assoc/Prof Friedbert Kohler has been recognised in the Australia Day honours list with a Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to rehabilitation medicine.
Major Australian philanthropic foundation, The Ian Potter Foundation, has awarded the HammondCare Darlinghurst project $2.5 million across five years towards the construction of its aged home for older people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
The number of older people in Australia accessing specialist homelessness services (SHS) has increased by over a third since 2012/13 to 23,600 clients, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
An increase in people living with dementia has seen a spike in demand for carers with diverse language and cultural skills as people with dementia revert back to their birth or native tongue.
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