The national dementia advisory service is ramping up its engagement with doctors in a bid to reduce the use of psychotropic medications among aged care residents.
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Individuals and organisations in the aged care and retirement living sectors have been recognised for their outstanding achievements including complaint-free customer service and improving residents’ quality of life.
The new mandatory wellness report for Commonwealth Home Support Program providers will not be “burdensome” for organisations and will establish an industry baseline to measure sector progress, the Department of Health has said
Amid increasing attention on unspent funds in home care packages, the latest StewartBrown industry benchmarking data shows average amounts continue to increase.
The Commonwealth-funded Community Visitors Scheme should be enhanced to fund regular home visits by a trained nurse, writes Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward.
A dementia care approach pioneered in the UK has led to a reduction in falls, psychotropic medication use and expressive behaviours at Salvation Army Aged Care Plus facilities in the ACT and Queensland.
Aged care organisations are being encouraged to take part in research looking at advance care planning documentation within residential aged care facilities, hospitals and general practices.
The results for the nine months ending 31 March 2018 indicate the financial performance of residential aged care facilities is continuing to deteriorate, StewartBrown’s new quarterly benchmarking report shows.
An exceptional customer service experience for all who walk through the door including entrances that are welcome, homely and approachable is the key initiative aged care CEO Daniel Findley is implementing in his facilities following a recent visit to the UK.
The new peak body to support the national coordination and advocacy of issues relating to the prevention of elder abuse has been formally launched to coincide with today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
A new report is calling for an expansion of specialist targeted services for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and more work to embed cultural safety in mainstream aged care services.