Cleaning techniques have a role to play in the wellbeing of people living and working in residential aged care, writes Jonas Cruz.
Also in this wrap: Bethanie opens serviced apartments for seniors; BlueCross opens Malvern East facility; and Hume Community Housing unveils new garden.
In the next edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we look at new and emerging design for residential aged care, the latest clinical software supporting staff and residents and effective hygiene and cleaning practices.
Aged care staff have an important role in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Fostering relationships between staff and residents is key to delivering an inclusive model of care, an aged care CEO tells the royal commission.
An elevated aged care cleaning profession can better serve residents and other facility staff, writes Errol Goldberg.
An Australian research team aims to develop a prototype for an affordable, mass-produced telepresence robot that can be used to prevent social isolation among the elderly and keep them in their homes for longer.
Two companies that provided workers to an Adelaide home care company have been fined a total of more than $200,000 over a sham contracting scheme that resulted in the underpayment of four care workers.
A new website has been launched to allow older Australians to compare retirement living villages and find the best possible service to suit individual needs.
An effective infection prevention monitoring system needs to be implemented nationally to reduce the number of infections in aged care facilities, new research finds.
In the forthcoming Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we put the focus on residential aged care facilities designed to be futureproof, clinical software to support frontline care staff and hygiene and cleaning operations.
If infection gets into an area, lock down procedures must be enforced, cleaning specialist John Taylor tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Our next issue of AAA magazine puts a focus on digitising aged care along with online professional development opportunities and outbreak management.
Management and staff at two aged care organisations where 16 residents died during this year’s winter flu season lacked the skills and knowledge to respond to an outbreak, an audit by the Quality Agency has found.