Most NSW aged care facilities are on track to have mandatory fire sprinkler systems installed by the March 2016 deadline but industry still has concerns over timeline and funding for some facilities.
People involved in aged care, social welfare and health are being called upon to pledge how they can make a difference to the clients and patients in these sectors.
A new regional-based study has found seniors are willing to give their GP, specialists, hospital and emergency staff full access to their electronic health record but not other health professionals or carers.
Art in aged care offers a therapeutic, stimulating and social environment for residents, helps with marketing and staff satisfaction and importantly, doesn’t have to put you in the red.
Reduce skin tears by 50 per cent with twice-daily moisturiser; volunteers wanted for global clinical trial; retirement savings better for people continuing to work after 60; mature workers don’t feel valued while jobseekers not optimistic about future job prospects.
A new app to provide aged care workers with correct and safe information on crushing and dissolving medications for aged care residents with swallowing difficulties has been launched for tablet devices.
Victorian-based service provider Villa Maria has this week launched an Australian first free smart-phone app to help carers and people with a disability find accessible venues and events in Melbourne.
$350,000 in seniors-orientated research grants; the demographic climate change of our time; calls to overhaul end-of-life care; spirituality important for baby boomers.
Academics say the national evaluation of the government’s aged care nurse practitioner program will provide much-needed Australian evidence of the effectiveness of nurse practitioners in aged care.
An Alzheimer’s Australia NSW discussion paper is calling for flexible, locally appropriate and culturally safe dementia services to meet needs of people living in regional, rural and remote areas.
Creative Ageing is the theme of this year’s international arts and health conference, which on Tuesday featured examples of several international initiatives.
Tasmania is being pitched as the perfect microcosm to trial an entitlement-based aged care system.
Partnering with local arts organisations will allow residential aged care facilities to better support their residents to live well and age creatively.
All residential aged care facilities should have access to dedicated palliative care services, a forum hosted by Palliative Care NSW and attended by health professionals, carers and policymakers has heard.