An app that allow family and friends to monitor their loved one’s health and wellbeing has been recognised with an innovation award.
The cost of treating pressure wounds in residential aged care can be reduced by using more sophisticated products and better techniques that result in faster healing times, new research indicates.
La Trobe University is calling for participants for an innovative project trialling three types of technology-based support for carers in rural communities.
Improving organisational culture in residential aged care can reduce the use of psychotropic medications among residents, a consultant pharmacist and researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
An integrated oral health program that includes tele-dentistry is providing better oral health and quality of life outcomes of rural aged care residents, a rural health researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Mutual aged care and assisted living provider Australian Unity has hosted a series of walks to raise awareness about mental wellbeing as part of international mental health week celebrations.
Publishing staffing ratios with relevant data and context is required so people seeking aged care can make informed decisions, submissions into the recent staffing ratio inquiry shows.
Aged care residents in NSW and South Australia have been provided with IT lessons to use the Internet safely and music playlists to help reconnect with their memories as part of intergenerational programs underway.
A music-based trial to improve the wellbeing, behavioural and psychological symptoms of residents living with dementia has been launched at the Whiddon Group’s Laurieton facility.
Dementia continues to be the leading cause of death among Australian women, and the second leading cause of death of all Australians behind heart disease, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics report released earlier this week.
Consumer advocacy group COTA Australia has released a position paper setting out what it says needs to be done to fix the aged care system as the sector braces for a royal commission.
A new website has been launched to allow older Australians to compare retirement living villages and find the best possible service to suit individual needs.
Residents living in aged care facilities with clustered domestic models rated quality of care higher than people living in standard aged care homes, Flinders University research finds.
A study highlights the importance of artificial intelligence to detect falls for safer practice and harm reduction among residents.