The NDIS regulator was notified of more than 69,000 reportable incidents over six months including 432 deaths, the disability royal commission has heard.
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A new government-funded psychosocial mental health service has been launched to support aged care residents.
A new projector-based game with sensors is helping to increase physical, cognitive and social activity among residents with dementia, an industry conference has heard.
Aged care providers need to have appropriate evacuation plans, flexibility with staff and understanding of what insurance policies cover as part of dealing with catastrophic emergencies, an industry conference has heard.
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.
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.