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.
Melbourne residential aged care facilities are helping to research whether exposure to trees, gardens and plants in aged care can help reduce depression, anxiety and other mental health issues amongst residents.
There is potential for intelligent assistive robotics in aged care that harness the power of the mind, says an Australian inventor who is developing robots to communicate with residents.
Listening to and making music is vital to enabling aged care residents to continue to be creative and make a contribution, according to a visiting international expert.
The Property Council of Australia has unsurprisingly and eagerly endorsed the findings of University of Technology Sydney research on the benefits and affordability of retirement village living.
Changes to the residential aged care sector’s funding tool proposed in a government-commissioned report will be outlined at an upcoming industry conference.
Australia’s palliative care services are working to incorporate more understanding and awareness of wound care in their work with aged care residents and other patients.
Despite a lack of regulation, the small but growing residential aged care sector in Thailand is providing quality care for its rapidly expanding ageing population.
A joint research team from Calvary and Australian Catholic University has developed a simple checklist to routinely review the palliative needs of aged care residents.
The South Australian Innovation Hub has developed and trialled an aged care quality-of-life framework as part of first-of-its-kind research describing and measuring subjective wellbeing and satisfaction of residents.
Seniors advocacy organisation COTA Australia has warned aged care providers against fraudulent behaviour when assisting residents with the national marriage-equality survey now underway.