Embedding pharmacists, tackling ageist practices, removing inequities and doing more to welcome pets in residential aged care are among recommendations in recent submissions to the royal commission.
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The Macular Disease Foundation Australia is surveying people working in residential aged care about educational resources it launched last year to improve residents’ eye health.
Australian digital health company PainChek has announced a landmark agreement with an aged care provider in Singapore to use its smartphone pain assessment and monitoring app.
Aged care and retirement living provider RFBI and sector peak Leading Age Services Australia have made the top five in their category at the 2019 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies awards.
Serious questions about the adequacy of home care regulation have been raised at the Aged Care Royal Commission.
A dementia navigator trial will give people coping with a fresh diagnosis of the condition better access to local services and support.
Some home care operations are turning to cloud based mobile communications to better enable their workforce, writes Andrew Tucker.
David Tune has been appointed to conduct a review of the NDIS aimed at cutting red tape and improving service delivery.
An aged care provider has launched a mentoring program for tertiary students to challenge their preconceptions about working in the sector.
Also in this wrap: BlueCross opens Box Hill facility; Uniting Communities unveils CBD development; and Catholic Healthcare completes refurbishment.
The restraint debate is a window into the future challenges of the aged care sector, writes Patricia Sparrow.
The government has been slow in implementing recommended reforms and regulatory officials lack inquisitiveness, the royal commission has heard.