Aged care providers must consider how their policies, practices and buildings can improve privacy for their residents, a third of whom have partners, new research finds.
Focusing on cohesion and support among staff is key to improving the wellbeing of aged care residents with depression and dementia-related behaviours, and those who care for them, according to new research.
New research is investigating whether violent television programs have a similar impact on the behaviour and sleep quality of aged care residents with dementia as they do on children.
Older adults who played a computerised memory-training board game for a month have strengthened the area of the brain crucial for planning, everyday functioning and independent living, new research has found.
Research into ageing in Australia got a major boost this week with the launch of two separate initiatives in Canberra and Adelaide, both with a focus on positive ageing.
It’s been two months since the federal government first announced an aged care reform package. A panel of industry experts discuss what they now think of the ‘Living Longer Living Better’ set of reforms.
ACU’s Professor Tracey McDonald has dedicated her recently awarded â€˜AM’ honour to her fellow nurses, those working in aged care, and all social welfare advocates fighting the good fight.
The Australia Day 2012 Honours List is out, containing a long list of award recipients from the aged care sector.
A new collaboration between Australian Catholic University and Mercy Health aims to bridge the divide between cutting edge aged care research and best practice in the aged care workforce.
ACAA and ACU are conducting an online survey to track the amount of time lost to compliance monitoring in residential aged care.