More than 500 responses from aged care residents and hospital patients from seven large organisations in Victoria have been received so far in a ground-breaking study underway into the benefits of pastoral care.
Nurse-to-resident ratios and improved educational opportunities for staff should be considered to ensure access to timely and appropriate medical care in residential facilities, new research finds.
Both high and low income Commonwealth countries are facing a surge in demand for long term care for their older populations plus growing difficulties in relying on families to continue to provide unpaid care.
Australia is “data rich but information poor” about what’s really going on in residential aged care, according to an aged care researcher.
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.