Australia’s Chief Medical Officer has advised residential aged care operators to ensure they are taking precautions to prevent and control infections as the coronavirus situation worsens.
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There’s a need to better balance clinicians’ evidence-based bias and older patients’ value-based preferences in shared decision-making, write a collaborative of researchers and advocates.
New research has highlighted the importance of home care workers treating clients like individuals rather than a “task” and calls for greater recognition of diversity principles.
Victorian personal care assistant Tyla Haining has received the inaugural Next Gen Young Leader Award at an industry event this week.
The nation’s leaders need to drive a national focus on creating a culture of respect for older Australians, says the CEO of Leading Age Services Australia.
Provider peaks and the nurses’ union agree with recommendations for more and better qualified aged care workers but their opinions differ on staff-to-resident ratios.
The NDIS model is exacerbating the disconnect between the health and disability systems, the royal commission has heard.
Disability housing provider Casa Capace has opened a pilot smart home in Sydney’s west.
Aged care providers will need to meet a prescribed amount of daily care, registered nurse and allied health time per resident under a staff-to-resident ratio proposal.
The Health Informatics Society of Australia and the Australasian College of Health Informatics have launched a new merged entity this week to represent the digital health sector.
Aged care providers should have to meet mandatory minimum staffing requirements including a registered nurse on site at all times and more RNs and nurse practitioners overall.
University of Technology Sydney researchers are exploring a new concept in exergaming where the game and exercise occur separately to encourage physical activity in seniors.