Cleaning techniques have a role to play in the wellbeing of people living and working in residential aged care, writes Jonas Cruz.
With such a heavy focus on the importance of receiving the annual flu jab, it is easy to forget the importance of older people being up to date with all vaccinations, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Medication reviews are a useful strategy for identifying and proactively resolving aged care residents’ medication-related problems, according to new Australian research.
A Queensland University of Technology project has secured $1.9 million to roll out a tailored staff training program in 12 aged care facilities that aims to the reduce unnecessary hospitalisations of residents.
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.
Aged care staff have an important role in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, writes Natalie Soulsby.
The ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted several shocking deficiencies in the care of older Australians including the lack of oral care, writes Dr Kathleen Matthews.
Sydney Local Health District has launched a new app to help manage influenza outbreaks at residential aged care facilities.
The flu season is fast approaching and aged care workers and residents are among those recommended to have a vaccination, writes Natalie Soulsby.
A free digitally-interactive poster has been launched to support aged care workers to work safely and provide quality care.
Our next issue of AAA magazine shines a light on digitising aged care along with professional development opportunities and infection control.
Interrupting residents sleep to prevent pressure ulcers is ineffective and abusive and could be linked to behavioural concerns, the author of a recent study tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Older Australians will be able to get medication and over-the counter products like hearing aid batteries delivered to their homes using Australia’s first pharmacy delivery app.
An effective infection prevention monitoring system needs to be implemented nationally to reduce the number of infections in aged care facilities, new research finds.