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.
A grassroots campaign of care professionals and services is pushing to embed community-based palliative care in Australia to provide more inclusive end-of-life care – and they say aged care providers have a key role to play.
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?
With older people now the fastest growing segment of the prison population, we urgently need to resource research and change practice in line with the evidence, writes Dr Bruce Stevens.
Residential aged care providers are calling for a long-term funding strategy to ensure sustainable delivery of services and an adequate workforce, warning government that past budget cuts continue to wound the sector.
Seniors groups have called for improvements to the quality and delivery of information and support given to consumers to help them better understand and exercise choice and control in aged care.
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.
With a growing difference between the average refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) and median house prices in Australia, aged care providers are being advised to consider increasing their bonds.
The Department of Health has turned to large commercial consultancy firms to provide research and analysis that will inform key aspects of the review into aged care reform and government policy.
The Australian Aged Care Quality Agency has engaged La Trobe University researchers to develop an interview tool for use with aged care residents as part of the accreditation process for facilities.
The social robot Matilda can be used to effectively engage aged care residents living with dementia, according to the results of an Australian trial.
The Australian Medical Association has called on the Commonwealth Government to urgently improve access to fast and reliable internet in rural, regional and remote Australia.
Moves by the Commonwealth to introduce private accreditation services into aged care have been further delayed by a year, the government’s budget update shows.