When an older person moves into residential aged care, their loved one who has been caring for them at home often feels grief and isolation – but a new program aims to help.
Aged care staff, residents, families and volunteers are being asked to share their experiences with food in residential aged care as part of a major project that aims to guide positive change in the sector.
The government has launched a resource to help aged services care for the unique needs of Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Stolen Generations who have experienced physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse.
Aged and health care workers can now access a fully-funded dementia training program, delivered by facilitators from Alzheimer’s Australia.
The Department of Health has commissioned the new resource to clarify commonly misunderstood aspects of the Aged Care Funding Instrument and to help aged care providers receive appropriate funding by accurate claiming.
As Australia marks World Alzheimer’s Day today, Palliative Care Australia is calling for better access to appropriate palliative care for the 353,800 people living with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Residential and community care providers will now be supported to integrate enhanced spiritual care into everyday practice with the release of new national guidelines.
Resources targeting aged care workers and family carers of older people are among those being promoted by the Continence Foundation of Australia as it marks World Continence Week 20-26 June.
In this story: A snack-style cookbook for the elderly and those with dementia coming soon; and a nutrition guide for older people.
Alzheimer’s Australia has launched a new guide to assist both individuals and organisations set up social cafes for people living with dementia, while the Australian Men’s Shed Association and Alzheimer’s Australia NSW have collaborated on a manual for men’s sheds to support men with dementia.
Despite myriad barriers, ongoing education is the best way to ensure aged care staff can adequately identify and treat pain in people living with dementia and improve their outcomes, according to an expert appearing in a new educational video launched today.
Australian-first research into older trans people’s experiences of ageing and aged care has revealed trans people are often living in fear of aged care services, and has led to the development of a evidence-based guide to inclusive care.
Australian-first research has documented the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people living with dementia, and provided new guidelines for aged care services.
A national palliative care program for residential aged care is leading to an increase in advance care planning and the use of end-of-life care pathways and family conferences, according to an evaluation.