The Communicable Diseases Network of Australia has released national guidelines for preventing and managing outbreaks of coronavirus in residential aged care.
The Federal Government has announced funding for providers to access training, additional staff and in-facility testing for coronavirus and flu as part of a $2.4 billion health response to the pandemic.
A new educational resource aims to help aged care providers and staff understand and respond to the coronavirus.
Coronavirus and influenza are among several infectious diseases that aged care providers must prepare for, writes Alison Choy Flannigan.
Access to personal protective equipment and maintaining an adequate number of staff are among key workforce concerns aged care providers raised at a recent forum.
The federal health department is bringing experts and aged care stakeholders together today to provide information on coronavirus and help providers prepare for an outbreak.
The aged care regulator is moving to “urgently” scrutinise facilities with a poor infection control record as coronavirus starts to spread in the community.
There are now six confirmed cases of coronavirus among people at a Sydney aged care facility including four residents and two staff members.
Australia’s Chief Medical Officer has advised residential aged care operators to ensure they are taking precautions to prevent and control infections as the coronavirus situation worsens.
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.