Only a fraction of aged care homes currently have staffing levels above the new minimum ratios that will be mandatory from next year.
When political candidates talk about their long-term care proposals, let’s remember there isn’t much point unless we recruit and adequately compensate enough workers to care for our loved ones.
We must support disabled people’s call to abolish long-term care and develop a national home care, palliative care and pharmacare system that funds and prioritizes their desire to live in communities.
Australia needs a new home-care model – one that provides much more personalised support to help older people get the services they need and that manages local service systems for them.
A study shows the COVID-19 pandemic has made Canadians fear sub-standard and dangerous living conditions in nursing homes. They want home care, and tax policies that will support it.
Three experts explain a few aspects of American infrastructure that desperately need investment.
President Biden wants to use his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan to shore up child and home care. A scholar explains why that kind of care is just as critical as roads and bridges.
Disappointingly, however, this report gives the government room to pick and choose recommendations as the cabinet likes.
Canadians are living longer, but are they living well? The challenges to aging well go beyond the problems in long-term care. Substantial change to Canada’s support service systems is long overdue.
The federal government has announced A$850 million for 10,000 additional home-care packages, as part of $1 billion for aged care. Here’s why that’s not nearly enough.
While nursing homes have accounted for more than half of COVID-19 deaths in some states, they’ve barely been a factor in others. Three experts explain why.
Research out today is a timely reminder of the importance and potential of hospital in the home. This is what the model looks like – and why it’s role may become even more valuable post-coronavirus.
COVID-19 has left children with disabilities and their families lacking services, at risk for physical and mental health issues, and fearful of discriminatory choices for treating critical illness.
Home care aides play a critical role in providing health care to the elderly and other groups at the greatest risk of infection. Yet these workers are vulnerable too.
From preventing emergency visits to understanding the context of a patient’s health issues, house calls have value in a modern medical practice.
We interviewed older gay men, lesbian women, and trans women about their perceptions of residential aged care. Our research shows we need to make aged care safer for LGBTI+ people.
A new system of carers’ leave would allow middle-aged Australians to care for their ageing parents while staying in the workforce.
More than one-quarter of home care workers are born outside of the U.S. Stricter immigration laws could make it harder to find people to do this aide work.
This week the aged care royal commission heard evidence of long waits for home care, poorly trained staff and high fees. These 10 charts explain how the system works and why it’s under such pressure.
An elderly lady needs to change the time a carer visits to help her shower. The reality of today’s market-driven home care system means she has to call a centralised 1800 number to arrange this.