A research team from Monash University has made 104 recommendations for preventing deaths in residential aged care, many of which individual services can implement immediately.
An Australian-first study will investigate how much evidence-based care is being delivered to aged care residents.
Australian aged care providers are moving into China, encouraged by the size and demographics of the ageing population and the growing middle class able to pay for aged care for their parents and their future selves.
A Queensland coroner has recommended that personal care workers and assistants in nursing be required to enter any variation in a resident’s condition in the progress notes, following the health-related death of an 86-year-old aged care resident.
Palliative Care Victoria has raised concerns for the aged care sector over the passing of voluntary euthanasia legislation in Victoria, the first state in Australia to do so, as sector peaks and providers prepare their responses.
An experienced aged care lawyer is warning service providers of their legal risk ahead of incoming changes to privacy legislation.
Differences in male and female experiences of illness and pain may not be sufficiently understood in treatment of aged care residents, according to a new review.
After months of planning and refining, multicultural aged care service MiCare has introduced autonomous mobile robots into Prinz Willem Alexander Village in Queensland.
Industry peak body Catholic Health Australia has raised concerns about how the Federal Government might respond to the Carnell and Paterson review of regulatory issues triggered by the failures at Oakden in South Australia.
The ACT primary health network has joined other PHNs around Australia initiating programs to provide expert, coordinated and collaborative health care to aged care facility residents.
Palliative care needs, services and resources in residential aged care are the focus of a $15 million project involving a consortium of national agencies including provider representatives.
A recent review of the medication charts of 12,344 residents across almost 300 aged care homes has shown significant use of antimicrobials for residents without infection being present.
Allied health peak bodies have welcomed the expanded pain management program for residential aged care proposed in the recent review of the sector’s funding tool.
An innovative arts program that can benefit aged care residents and older people in the community has been launched.