Tasmania and South Australia have the most aged care facilities that allow residents to have pets, but the pet-friendly status in all states is unknown for at least half of residential homes, according to a new report.
Aged care facilities with at least three-quarters of staff vaccinated against the flu have fewer influenza outbreaks, however only 15 per cent of facilities have achieved this, according to a national review.
The federal government is ordering all residential care providers to supply their staff with a flu vaccine to curb aged care influenza.
Implement new technologies now for today’s seniors but also prepare a plan for future assistive smart device solutions for a more tech-savvy cohort in five years’ time, an aged care IT conference has heard this week.
Aged care residents need to be able to express their end-of-life preferences and have them supported by the health professionals who care for them, says the lead investigator of an end-of-life care study underway.
Aged care and retirement living providers and an industry peak body are among 80 members of a new collaboration tasked with growing the digital health industry.
Gaining leverage during the buying process and being able to deliver a sustainable product are among top procurement challenges in aged care, leading providers will tell an industry conference today.
A New South Wales regional aged care provider is building a virtual reality driving simulator in one of its facilities so older drivers in the community can practice driving without being on the road.