Intergenerational care helps older people form special bonds with children, improve their moods and reconnect with the past, according to the evaluation of a two-year project.
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Nearly four out of five aged care organisations need to transform how they provide services because of the new quality new standards, industry veteran Cynthia Payne tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Also in this wrap: BlueCross completes redevelopment; and Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria opens exercise park.
Australia’s peak dementia advocacy body is calling for mandatory dementia training for all hospital staff including those in catering and cleaning roles.
With the 1 July deadline passed, there’s no time to waste for aged care leaders to ensure they understand and correctly apply the quality standard on organisational governance, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
There are eight key messages for aged care leaders in regards to the quality standard on organisational governance, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
Around one in six community-dwelling older Australians may be living with clinical frailty, a global analysis suggests.
New statistics have been released showing falling hospitalisation rates for people with dementia and conservative prescribing of anti-dementia medication.
Deakin University is home to new a collaborative research hub which will focus on delivering technological innovations to help older Australians and people with disability remain at home.
Also in this wrap: Bethanie appoints chief of strategy and innovation; and TLC appoints health program manager.
Interviews with aged care recipients are underway to inform a new tool for providers to assess and measure the quality of life of people in their care.
The government should scrap its new regulation on the use of restraints in aged care and work towards banning restraints altogether, a group of advocates has told a parliamentary inquiry.