The implementation of a new international framework for naming and describing texture modified foods and thickened liquids will reduce the risk of choking among aged care residents, a dysphagia expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
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More than three-quarters of people with dementia who went missing in Australia over a five-year period were last seen at their home or residential aged care facility, a Queensland University of Technology study has found.
From librarians to disc jockeys and corporate workers, aged care providers are highlighting the people who volunteer their time, expertise and friendship to support residents as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations.
People with family in aged care are more likely than others to discuss a family member’s end-of-life care wishes with them, according to a national survey.
Inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic medications in residential aged care facilities can be reduced using proven intervention strategies, according to new University of Tasmania research.
The use of strategies to avoid or aggressively minimise tax by for-profit aged care organisations and the impact their financial practices have on service quality and government’s value for money are the subject of a new inquiry.
An additional $106.8 million has been allocated towards modernising the health and aged care payments system in this week’s Federal Budget.
A system navigator, streamlined assessment and further improvements to My Aged Care are among measures announced in this week’s budget to improve timely access to services.
Aged care peaks want more measures to address future demand for services and provider sustainability while the nurses’ union slams the budget for failing to deliver improvements to staffing.
Almost a quarter of aged care workers surveyed are planning to leave the sector in the next five years, leading to a potential shortfall of 80,000 workers, according to new research from HESTA.
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.