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REFORMING AUSTRALIA’S AGED CARE SYSTEM

January 19, 2022

By Leah Ferris The Parliament recently passed legislation that gives effect to the Gillard Government’s Living Longer Living Better reforms. While these reforms will result in significant changes to the current aged care system, discussion has already commenced about the possibility of more reform. A sector in need of reform...

BENEFITS OF CONNECTING CHILDREN WITH NATURE

January 19, 2022

Childcare centre naturalized outdoor learning environments (OLEs) stimulate the diversity and the experience of the children’s play time and contribute to their development in a healthy way. Best practice design of OLEs incorporates trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, grasses, edible fruits and vegetables—to connect children with nature and give variety to...

WHAT PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA WANT

January 19, 2022

By Kate Swaffer Kate Swaffer explains what people with dementia want from residential care, based on her own experience living with younger onset dementia, as a past care partner advocating for and supporting three people with dementia in residential care, and from feedback she’s gathered during focus groups and interviews...

WHY IS AGED CARE CHANGING

January 19, 2022

from My Aged Care website Our aged care system is currently world class. However, people are living longer thanks to better health and better health care.   We need to make some fundamental changes, now, to ensure the system: is sustainable and affordable offers choice and flexibility for consumers encourages...

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