Embedding pharmacists, tackling ageist practices, removing inequities and doing more to welcome pets in residential aged care are among recommendations in recent submissions to the royal commission.
An aged care provider has launched a mentoring program for tertiary students to challenge their preconceptions about working in the sector.
Gaps in audit documentation and a lack of transparency in accreditation and sanction procedures at a Victorian facility have been under the spotlight of the royal commission this week.
A Victorian provider has launched a new initiative to recognise the outstanding work its employees undertake every day.
Medication management remains the top reason behind complaints in residential aged care but human resource management is the most frequently unmet outcome during audits, new data from the sector’s regulator shows.
West Australian aged care providers are being encouraged to apply for funding to develop tailored training to meet their organisation’s needs under a new state-government initiative.
A purpose-designed positioning device has proven more effective at keeping residents in a good sleeping position than standard pillows, the results of a Melbourne University study show.
The Queensland premier has announced new laws to mandate minimum nurse-to-resident ratios and minimum contact hours from particular care staff in state-owned aged care facilities.
Fostering relationships between staff and residents is key to delivering an inclusive model of care, an aged care CEO tells the royal commission.
The system needs to focus on the individual and their nutritional needs because currently residents are malnourished and starving to death, the royal commission has heard.
Issues between clinical staff and management staff at a Melbourne aged care facility impacted the quality of care received by an 87-year old Victorian woman, the inquiry has heard.
A new online application has been launched to help aged care providers connect with and update the families and friends of care recipients.
A provider has been questioned about its failure to adequately monitor, treat and document a resident throughout her stay and communicate appropriately with relatives including about maggots found in a wound.
Almost half of Australian seniors feel their identity is poorly understood or not heard well by their loved ones, a new survey shows.