Despite nine years of compulsory reporting, the aged care sector is still in the dark about the prevalence of assaults in aged care and the outcomes of notifications to the police.
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Aggression and agitation top the triggers of the 381 people who have been referred to the new national advisory service for aged care residents experiencing severe dementia-related behaviours, a dementia conference has heard this week.
Equipping nurses and other frontline aged care workers to better manage their emotions leads to improved wellbeing, reduced stress levels and better quality of care for residents, new research shows.
Carol Bennett steps down as Alzheimer’s Australia CEO, Maree McCabe appointed interim national chief executive; ClarkeHopkinsClarke appoints Jennifer Rodezno as senior associate.
Facility design and materials play a part in controlling the spread of infection in aged care, and with the rise of multi-resistant organisms, experts say aged care executives need to be involved.
A program that studies the health and wellbeing benefits for residents that come from looking after hens in residential aged care is among the winners of this year’s Better Practice awards.
European experience has confirmed that community-based palliative care reduces unnecessary and costly hospital treatment, an international palliative care specialist has told Australian aged care providers.
The way we communicate with seniors living in residential aged care or at home can either build or inhibit their capability, writes Lindsay Tighe.
Lifestyle services can have a significant impact on resident health and wellbeing, and as the sector becomes more consumer directed, what providers offer can become a determining factor in financial viability.
Nurses are pivotal to the delivery of care in aged care and the sector needs to better support them to use their full scope of practice, the head of the national professional organisation for nurses in health and aged care has said.
Young professionals and industry veterans are collaborating to tackle the long-standing issue of aged care sector support for aspiring leaders.
Research on elder abuse prevention is urgently needed as there is a lack of high-quality evidence in the area, an Australian review of international studies has found.