Some home care operations are turning to cloud based mobile communications to better enable their workforce, writes Andrew Tucker.
The restraint debate is a window into the future challenges of the aged care sector, writes Patricia Sparrow.
More than 16,000 elderly people died waiting for home care in 2017-18. We can and must do better, writes Dr Olivia Ball.
A holistic approach to pain management rather than medication alone is the best way to minimise the impact pain has on aged care residents, writes Priyanka Rai.
Aged care staff have an important role in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Broad mission statements are well meaning, but they can be difficult to operationalise, writes Bruce Mullan.
In an aged care system ruled by consumers, choice will still be limited by resources, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
The ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted several shocking deficiencies in the care of older Australians including the lack of oral care, writes Dr Kathleen Matthews.
Aged care providers and governments need to plan now for the impact of lifelong renters on the financial models driving the industry, writes James Kelly.
Clearly-drafted policies and procedures have positive effects on workers and the business, writes Charles Watson.
The ability of individual directors to conceptualise and a board to agree on how their organisation will be configured enables fundamental governance principles and practices to be enacted, writes Aaron Goldsworthy.
Traditional residential aged care and home care business models will not survive mid-long term in the new customer-driven, competitive marketplace of aged care and health care, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
Residential providers need to use a consumer-directed model of care to meet the new quality standards, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
This week’s decision to increase the national minimum wage by 3 per cent will affect many aged care organisations from 1 July, writes Charles Watson.