Nurses should make up half of the care workforce in residential aged care facilities according to first-of-its-kind research into staffing levels and skill mix released today.
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An increase in transactions, storage of consumer information and mobility solutions are all posing new fraud risks for aged care organisations, sector advisors have warned.
Aged care organisations need to nurture aspiring leaders by providing a safe space to learn, grow and develop, says Mercy Health Group chief executive Stephen Cornelissen who recently took out a top leadership award.
Aged care facilities should ensure that residents have access to gardens, which research shows bring us all physical and psychological benefits, writes Cath Manuel.
The Victorian Government will introduce an independent registration and accreditation scheme for disability workers, becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to commit to the regulatory regime.
Specialist community care teams will continue to play an important role for people living with HIV, particularly with clients who are ageing and were diagnosed before new treatments were introduced in 1996, new research shows.
An innovative trial in Western Australia has been piloting the concepts of client choice and control in the Home and Community Care program, including giving clients the option of engaging their own support worker
An aged care provider’s website that enables clients to customise their home care package has taken out top honours at the sector’s annual technology awards last night.
Aged care facilities can utilise emerging hardware and software to drive improved business and care outcomes, but this requires investment in infrastructure, writes Paul Craven.
The government will invite 100 aged care providers to a special forum to share their views on the proposed reforms put forward in the Aged Care Roadmap, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt has told Australian Ageing Agenda.
Healthy ageing will feature more prominently in the research conducted by one of Australia’s top universities and enjoy a higher profile in the aged care sector under a newly announced professorship.
Medication errors in aged care are common and their potential to cause harm is high, yet the reported serious effects of errors on residents such as permanent disability or death are rare, according to Monash University research.