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Staffing ratios and funding arrangements are among key challenges to replicating the Dutch dementia village model locally, says an Australian aged care consultancy engaged to explore its adaptation.
Outcomes for residents with dementia living in a Montessori environment include improved self-esteem and more independence, says an expert in Montessori-based care models.
A point-of-care assessment app designed to help detect pain in people with dementia has gained approval for use as a medical device in Australia and Europe.
Anglicare residents are playing a crucial role in a study to advance the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease via a blood test.
A consumer directed residential care model and a series of education programs on diversity are among 42 innovative projects to share in $34 million of funding.
The network of nine state-based agencies that provide advocacy to older people receiving or seeking aged care has been appointed to run the commonwealth’s new national program.
Employer groups’ push for greater flexibility in contracts and rostering for part-time aged care workers has been rejected by the Fair Work Commission.
Health and aged care organisations are lagging behind when it comes to innovation and many are doing less in the area than they think they are.
Aged care and retirement living providers are failing to impress potential new customers and losing existing ones, with questions and calls going unanswered in high numbers, study finds.
Older Australians from a migrant background are still not well reflected in aged care service provision and policies around ageing, a forum has heard.
The changing needs of retirement village residents combined with ageing housing stock is challenging the retirement living sector, a forum has heard.
A new health campaign targeting women who laugh off bladder leakage as a natural part of ageing is urging seniors and those who care for them to seek help.
Older people living in residential aged care need access to technology that enhances their quality of life, says the head of the national peak body for seniors and technology.