A trial will test whether emergency department activity kits can reduce the need for medication, sedation and restraints for people with dementia.
Almost half a million Australians are receiving specialist disability services and the vast majority are happy with the support they receive, according to a government report.
Australia’s first ever dedicated research centre has opened for the study of caring, carers and care solutions.
A dementia navigator trial will give people coping with a fresh diagnosis of the condition better access to local services and support.
Improved leadership, teamwork and communication among residential aged care staff can have massive benefits on how facilities are run and how residents are cared for, as proved by a study on change through intervention in the sector.
Educated seniors with a degree are often prioritised in the wait for residential aged care, according to a study, but there is hope that tweaks to the process will make it fairer.
Residential aged care staff are still struggling to manage clients with dementia, despite increased research available on the subject, due to a simple lack of time and resources.
Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.
Researchers are developing ‘artificial brains’ that can test early versions of dementia drugs and hope to begin clinical trials begin within five years.
Mobile tablets will be handed out to 650 seniors to help them chat with volunteers, friends and family in a new program designed to combat loneliness in the community.
Residents of a new development in Salisbury, South Australia, will be the first Special Disability Accomodation (SDA) tenants to benefit from a renewable energy scheme.
Two Sydney councils have helped launched an initiative that brings together ageing home owners and younger community members with the aim of reducing social isolation among seniors and delaying the move into residential care.
Care providers are exploring home share initiatives that bring together ageing home owners and younger community members.
Disability service providers are failing to connect with people from CALD backgrounds because many are unsure of the support available or don’t know how to access it.