Nurses must play a leading role in all aspects of digital healthcare to ensure technology is used for the benefit of the care recipient, professional bodies say.
NPS MedicineWise has launched an education campaign for health professionals and consumers on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which affects more than 1 in 20 Australians over 55.
A Monash University and Resthaven research collaboration has found that aged care residents with multiple medications or complex drug regimens are more likely to be hospitalised than those without.
PresCare has seen a 50 per cent reduction in unnecessary hospital transfers since implementing a sub-acute model of care at its Alexandra Gardens facility.
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.
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.
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.
Malnutrition remains a worrying problem in residential aged care, but a research project is trialling the use of a new model of care to tackle the issue, writes Liz Purcell.
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.
The sixth annual Be Medicinewise Week, a national awareness week promoting the safer and wiser use of medicines by all Australians will take place 22-28 August.
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.
Aged and community care staff now have greater guidance about how to care for older orthopaedic patients returning from hospital, following the release of a new multidisciplinary guide.
A CHA study is looking at ways to better support NUMs in aged care.