Australia’s law reform body has recommended strengthening protections for seniors in aged care including a more extensive scheme for reporting and investigating alleged incidents.
An Australian-first training program to implement consumer directed care in residential aged care facilities has been shown to improve resident wellbeing.
There are fresh calls for a coordinated national falls prevention strategy in light of new figures showing falls accounted for the vast majority of premature deaths in aged care.
Aged care facilities should recognise the need for palliative care much earlier to avoid hospital admissions at end of life, says a leading practitioner.
From clinicians to aspiring leaders, aged care facilities are tapping mentors to pass on their knowledge and expertise.
Residential aged care facilities could be a key beneficiary of Australia’s new e-health system, so why aren’t more engaging?
Governments have committed an extra $11 billion annually to the NDIS but unless action is taken many young people living in aged care will miss out on the scheme, writes Luke Bo’sher.
South Australian musician Kerry Reid turned to volunteering in residential aged care to keep busy after her mother passed away.
Aged care peaks welcome stable funding for the sector saying stakeholders now have certainty as they work through numerous ongoing reviews ahead of next stages of reform.
The My Aged Care platform will get a $3.1 million funding boost in 2017-18 to improve ICT system performance and efficiency, the government announced in last night’s budget.
The long-running debate over the role of government in helping to establish an aged care workforce strategy has been resolved with the Budget announcement of funding for a new taskforce.
The Community Visitors Scheme is being hampered by its low profile and the Commonwealth should better promote the program, a government-commissioned review has found.
There are mounting calls for government to include affordable housing measures in next week’s budget as new research again shows seniors are particularly vulnerable.
Melbourne researcher leads an international project spanning Australia, Norway and Sweden investigating cost-effective ways to help residents live fulfilling lives.