The current aged care funding model is under significant strain, with more than 45 per cent of residential aged care facilities operating at a loss, according to StewartBrown’s quarterly benchmarking report.
An innovative range of evidence-based bathroom solutions has been launched to meet the changing needs of ageing Australians.
Aged care providers need to focus on engaging residents in their care rather than approaching their families first, an industry conference heard.
Aged care organisations need to focus on keeping their workforce engaged during the scrutiny of the aged care royal commission, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Taking an antidepressant or an opioid doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture while some psychotropic drug combinations increase the risk five-fold, a new study has found.
Aged care workers need a strong connection with residents to be able to deliver high-quality care, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care organisations need to ensure their approach to clinical governance puts aged care clients at the centre, a provider’s head of quality and safety tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A Queensland study is investigating the impact university students living in aged care facilities has on the social isolation and quality of life of residents.
Many large family-owned for-profit aged care providers lack transparency and accountability for the public funds they receive, a new report has found.
Residential aged care providers and the family of residents should also be accountable for any psychotropic medications prescribed, a leading dementia expert tells the royal commission.
Physical restraints do not improve quality of life and they should be banned from use in residential aged care, a medical expert has told the aged care inquiry.
Residential aged care staff often have heavy workloads and work unpaid overtime to finish all their duties on a shift, the aged care royal commission has heard.
An individualised approach to care is key to understanding the needs of residents with dementia and delivering best-practice care, providers tell the aged care royal commission.
There needs to be more focus on aged care organisations providing best-practice dementia care, international dementia advocate Glenn Rees has told the aged care royal commission.