Hip fracture patients who have a home visit with an occupational therapist prior to leaving hospital have fewer readmissions and more functional independence after three months than those who don’t.
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The royal commission has heard how an elderly woman who had to enter residential care after being told she would have a 12 month wait for home care died of infected ulcers three months later.
The aged care regulator is taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all former residents of a Gold Coast facility that closed unexpectedly and has commenced an audit of the provider’s regulatory compliance.
A provider has been questioned about its failure to adequately monitor, treat and document a resident throughout her stay and communicate appropriately with relatives including about maggots found in a wound.
Almost half of Australian seniors feel their identity is poorly understood or not heard well by their loved ones, a new survey shows.
Victorian provider Lifeview Residential Care has launched its first dementia café in a bid to improve support and education to people affected by dementia in the communities they provide services.
Preliminary results of a study into reducing falls in people with dementia have left researchers disappointed.
A Tasmanian council has received a local government award for making its community more dementia-friendly.
In an aged care system ruled by consumers, choice will still be limited by resources, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
Also in this wrap: Bethanie partners with the Australian Medical Association; and Eastern Health partners with legal centre.
Older people who stop taking preventive medicine experience increased frailty compared to those who keep taking the medication.
The number of residential aged care providers making a profit has decreased by 12 percentage points to just over half, the seventh Aged Care Financing Authority report shows.