Almost 3,000 more aged care residents recorded significant unplanned weight loss last quarter than in the previous period, the latest aged care quality indicators report shows.
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The number of loss-making aged care facilities continues to rise and is expected to worsen due to the coronavirus pandemic, an industry expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The aged care royal commission has announced it will suspend all hearings and workshops in response to the evolving coronavirus pandemic.
Aged care service delivery methodology and issues with current research practices need to be addressed before establishing a government-funded dedicated ageing research centre, industry experts tell the royal commission.
A Canadian aged care provider is focusing on staff training, upskilling and career development and a team culture to improve retention and deliver quality care, the royal commission hears this week.
There needs to be input from all aged care stakeholders in designing minimum data collection requirements to achieve better quality and safety outcomes for residents, the royal commission hears.
More involvement with end users during development and a broader mindset about innovation are needed to improve technology uptake in aged care, experts tell the royal commission.
The Federal Government has announced funding for providers to access training, additional staff and in-facility testing for coronavirus and flu as part of a $2.4 billion health response to the pandemic.
Access to personal protective equipment and maintaining an adequate number of staff are among key workforce concerns aged care providers raised at a recent forum.
The aged care industry and government need to work together on creating common standards and interoperability to break down silos affecting the sector, a technology council chair tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
McLean Care, BaptistCare and IRT Group are among the winners at this week’s national aged care awards.
A new projector-based game with sensors is helping to increase physical, cognitive and social activity among residents with dementia, an industry conference has heard.
Aged care providers need to have appropriate evacuation plans, flexibility with staff and understanding of what insurance policies cover as part of dealing with catastrophic emergencies, an industry conference has heard.
Victorian personal care assistant Tyla Haining has received the inaugural Next Gen Young Leader Award at an industry event this week.