Just 12 per cent of people aged over 60 say they trust the aged care industry, a report has revealed.
Australian researchers have found a clear link between air pollution and an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
A nurse practitioner approach in residential aged care leads to better outcomes for residents and nurses than a doctor-led model, an upcoming conference on ageing will hear.
In the next edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we look at new and emerging design for residential aged care, the latest clinical software supporting staff and residents and effective hygiene and cleaning practices.
The aged care system needs a “radical redesign” based on the consumer experience and unrestricted by jurisdictions or sources of funds, providers tell the royal commission.
Also in this wrap: Benetas appoints new general manager.
The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has opened with a hearing in Brisbane.
Aged care reforms and urgent action to improve the sector’s viability must go ahead now despite the six-month extension of the royal commission, stakeholders say.
Also in this wrap: Redevelopment confirmed for Curtin Heritage Living; and builder of Benetas picks up excellence award.
Cook, author and mentor Maggie Beer recommends residential aged care services form a food council with staff representatives from all areas of the facility to improve meals.
A Queensland University of Technology project has secured $1.9 million to roll out a tailored staff training program in 12 aged care facilities that aims to the reduce unnecessary hospitalisations of residents.
A new online interactive tool maps the current and future prevalence of frailty around Australia for the first time.