A Queensland study is investigating the impact university students living in aged care facilities has on the social isolation and quality of life of residents.
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Many large family-owned for-profit aged care providers lack transparency and accountability for the public funds they receive, a new report has found.
The new quality standards require aged care services to include advance care and end-of-life planning according to individual consumers’ preferences.
Aged care providers around the country are celebrating the thousands of people who give their time, energy and skills for free to support the wellbeing of residents.
An urban think tank says Sydney is woefully unprepared to meet the needs of its ageing population and urges local authorities to start developing dementia strategies in response to the projected increase in the number of people living with the condition.
A wide-ranging new textbook on palliative care is a valuable resource for the aged care sector, an expert says.
Aged care stakeholders have congratulated the re-elected Morrison government but reiterated calls for a Cabinet position for the sector’s minister and urgent action on key issues.
Researchers are developing ‘artificial brains’ that can test early versions of dementia drugs and hope to begin clinical trials begin within five years.
Mobile tablets will be handed out to 650 seniors to help them chat with volunteers, friends and family in a new program designed to combat loneliness in the community.
It is time we were all a lot more ageing and death literate, writes Rosie Bonnin.
An elevated aged care cleaning profession can better serve residents and other facility staff, writes Errol Goldberg.
Residential aged care providers and the family of residents should also be accountable for any psychotropic medications prescribed, a leading dementia expert tells the royal commission.