Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett says she is motivated by seeing the impact her research has on aged care residents.
A quarter of Australians aged over 50 expect the government will fund most of their future aged care needs while 88 per cent are under the assumption that at least part of their care will be Commonwealth funded.
An aged care provider is piloting a new therapy program involving residents playing and making music while elsewhere aged care and retirement living communities are being encouraged to apply for $10,000 grants to start a community choir.
A new study is investigating the impact that volunteer-led befriending has on the mental health of aged care residents.
Nursing and care staff should undertake regular oral health and hygiene care training based on the Better Oral Health in Residential Care program, a University of Tasmania study has recommended.
Person-centred care, a focus on prevention and integrated care and support are among the areas the aged care system needs to improve to ensure it is sustainable into the future.
An intervention that aims to improve the mental health of people living in aged care through the involvement of residents, family members, staff and student counsellors is among seven mental health projects targeting older people to share in $5 million funding.
The team behind new technology that monitors the health wellbeing of aged care residents through a series of non-invasive sensors and alerts staff to potential issues has received a funding boost to further its development.
The pilot of the single aged care quality framework showed the new common standards are applicable across different settings but also highlighted gaps around language and areas related to emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
There needs to be greater awareness within general practice and other primary health care services about how to prevent falls among seniors, an expert will tell an international conference on aged care and ageing in Sydney tomorrow.
A new podcast series has been launched to celebrate and acknowledge the lives of the least spoken about older generation of seniors, the series creator tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Ageing in rural communities can be improved by more specialist training for the aged care and health workforces, Professor Joseph Ibrahim tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Implementing positive culture strategies into aged care workplaces leads to improved employee engagement and greater customer satisfaction, a social sector expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
There needs to be greater financial transparency of all aged care providers receiving taxpayer funds plus a stronger focus on the financial sustainability of the sector, a Senate inquiry has heard this week.