One of the early adopters of a British approach to dementia care is reporting positive outcomes at its aged care facilities in Brisbane and Canberra, while the model’s founder seeks more Australian facilities to get on board.
An overseas visit has reminded me that Australian aged care has models of care and innovations that hold up internationally, writes Dr Eleanor Horton.
The longstanding issue of low wages for care workers and nurses in residential aged care is back in focus as a Senate committee investigates the sector’s workforce. But is anything likely to change?
Arcare opens $60 million Malvern East facility; doors open at St Vincent’s Care Services Maroochydore; Hall & Prior building $67 million Perth centre; and Benetas gets green light for $26 million facility.
Older gay men are concerned about moving into residential aged care for fear of being ostracised by residents and their families because of their sexuality, says new study, which comes after confirmation of new ‘diversity strategy’ for aged care.
Seniors see many positives in the use of artificial intelligence in health and care services, according to a new survey of attitudes towards the future of technology in healthcare.
Flexible health, wellness and lifestyle services are the focus of a new home care program launched by not-for-profit aged care and retirement living provider Southern Cross Care WA.
The Australian Dental Association and Alzheimer’s Australia have partnered to release an education resource for dentists to help address the oral health needs of people living with dementia.
In this story: Merged WA provider appoints CEO; Benetas appoints new research manager; John McCallum to head research at National Seniors; Rae Lamb reappointed Complaints Commissioner.
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.
KinCare appoints Brian Bissaker CEO as Jason Howie steps down; IRT Group appoints new chairman; Chris Guille announced as chair of National Seniors; architects BLP appoint aged care head.
Healthy Ageing and Aged Care, a new book edited by Charles Sturt University academics Dr Maree Bernoth and Dr Denise Winkler, captures the personal experiences of ageing as told by older people as a powerful learning tool for health students.
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.
Aged care facilities should ensure that residents have access to gardens, which research shows bring us all physical and psychological benefits, writes Cath Manuel.