Providers can benefit from using an evidence-based framework that helps predict and evaluate the success of a technology in aged care settings before they implement it, an expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
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An intergenerational program that involves growing fruit and vegetables is helping residents feel valued and improve their social connections, a residential manager tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care provider peak bodies have reiterated concerns about the viability of facilities in rural and remote areas following a new analysis on the financial performance of these services.
The number of loss-making facilities in outer regional, rural and remote areas is on the rise, with homes in South Australia struggling the most, a new report shows.
Industry superannuation fund First State Super has expanded an affordable housing initiative to Victoria to help people working in health, aged care and other community service roles live closer to where they work.
The South Australian health department has launched a $16 million grants program to improve access to palliative care services including in residential aged care homes.
The implementation of a consumer directed care model in an aged care home has improved trust, respect and communication between staff and residents, a provider CEO tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The Federal Government has announced a $50 million initiative to support residential aged care services in financial trouble to improve or cease operations.
Participants in an international trial investigating a drug to slow down cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease have started to show significant improvements, the principal investigator tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Australia’s low level of spending on aged care compared to other nations is “embarrassing” and putting the care of seniors at risk, say aged care peak bodies.
Two new research papers presented to the Royal Commission contain learnings from overseas about improving home care and supporting carers.
Older Persons Advocacy Network chief executive officer Craig Gear has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to aged welfare and seniors’ rights.
A rehabilitation-first approach, domestic-style living models and tailored respite services are among strategies that can improve Australia’s aged care system, Flinders University-led research finds.
An aged care provider and an Australian rules football peak body have teamed up to encourage South Australians over the age of 50 to join a new walking football initiative.