The Royal Commission into Aged Care is a welcome development for many reasons including the opportunities it provides to reflect on the achievements as well as the oversights of the reforms in home care, Dr Beatriz Cardona writes.
The paramount importance of quality of life to aged care consumers and their families was highlighted on the first day of the royal commission into aged care. But how do we measure this, writes Professor Julie Ratcliffe.
Amana Living’s dedicated staffing approach embodies person-centred care and its principles are transferable to any organisation, writes CEO Stephanie Buckland.
Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett says she is motivated by seeing the impact her research has on aged care residents.
There are mutually beneficial opportunities available to aged care employees and employers that can help to make a positive difference to the retirement incomes of staff, writes Neil Saxton.
Copenhagen and Hamburg are re-imagining third age living, writes James Kelly, who calls for Australian aged care and retirement living communities to feature more intergenerational and mixed used facilities.
The UK system has embraced the user-pay philosophy more than Australia, which has allowed the provision of a very diverse range of services, aged care CEO Olive Wright says she observed on a recent study tour.
If infection gets into an area, lock down procedures must be enforced, cleaning specialist John Taylor tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Digital investments must be meaningful and offer value to all people working and living in aged care, writes Hamish Robertson.
Video cameras in aged care may be useful for preventing elder abuse but they raise other challenges, writes Karl Rozenergs.
Sector-level conversations need to filter down in South Africa to ensure the care of the elderly becomes as significant an agenda point as it is for other vulnerable groups in society, writes Femada Shamam.
Talking shop: Michael Nemere, general manager of procurement at Bethanie, answers our questions on procurement.
An exceptional customer service experience for all who walk through the door including entrances that are welcome, homely and approachable is the key initiative aged care CEO Daniel Findley is implementing in his facilities following a recent visit to the UK.
A hospitality focus and making areas available for other service providers to lease top the learnings from a recent visit to Europe that aged care CEO Glenn Bunney is adopting in his facilities.