Communication is key to facilitating GPs in aged care, including off-site access to a facility’s clinical system, Dr Andrew Ryan tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Librarian Penny Felders loves matching aged care residents with the perfect read, she tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
With the latest modelling tools, aged care organisations can now start to map all the elements in the complicated service equation, write Hamish Robertson and Nick Nicholas.
Compassion is a skill that can make a vital difference to aged care clients, Mary Freer tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Prominent dementia researcher and adviser among those recognised in the Australia Day Honours.
Alzheimer’s Australia’s CEO Maree McCabe tells Australian Ageing Agenda she wants to ensure the voice of people living with dementia is heard.
South Australian musician Kerry Reid turned to volunteering in residential aged care to keep busy after her mother passed away.
A group of young professionals is preparing to take up board internships after completing a program that aims to support emerging leaders in aged care.
Family carers of people living with dementia often aren’t made aware of palliative and end-of-life care services and supports. Megan Stoyles tells the story of one couple who has been affected.
The longstanding issue of low wages for care workers and nurses in residential aged care is back in focus as a Senate committee investigates the sector’s workforce. But is anything likely to change?
PROFILE: With the bulk of the Living Longer Living Better reforms well underway, Suzanne Greenwood says the Aged Care Roadmap has been the most significant reform initiative in the two years she has been at the helm of Catholic Health Australia.
Issues around access to services, exercising choice and navigating the NDIS are among the challenges that persist for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors, says Angela Quero.
Despite nine years of compulsory reporting, the aged care sector is still in the dark about the prevalence of assaults in aged care and the outcomes of notifications to the police.
Facility design and materials play a part in controlling the spread of infection in aged care, and with the rise of multi-resistant organisms, experts say aged care executives need to be involved.