The current aged care funding model is under significant strain, with more than 45 per cent of residential aged care facilities operating at a loss, according to StewartBrown’s quarterly benchmarking report.
The Department of Health has launched a test website for consumers to trial its redeveloped My Aged Care website.
The ability of individual directors to conceptualise and a board to agree on how their organisation will be configured enables fundamental governance principles and practices to be enacted, writes Aaron Goldsworthy.
Residential aged care staff are still struggling to manage clients with dementia, despite increased research available on the subject, due to a simple lack of time and resources.
Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.
Traditional residential aged care and home care business models will not survive mid-long term in the new customer-driven, competitive marketplace of aged care and health care, writes Michael Goldsworthy.
An innovative range of evidence-based bathroom solutions has been launched to meet the changing needs of ageing Australians.
Aged care providers need to focus on engaging residents in their care rather than approaching their families first, an industry conference heard.
A New South Wales-developed app has been launched to provide on-the-go first aid information and help in emergency situations.
The classification method used in the proposed residential aged care funding model is complex and poor-performing and alternative modelling should be explored, the consultation on the new model hears.
Aged care organisations need to focus on keeping their workforce engaged during the scrutiny of the aged care royal commission, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Taking an antidepressant or an opioid doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture while some psychotropic drug combinations increase the risk five-fold, a new study has found.
Residential providers need to use a consumer-directed model of care to meet the new quality standards, writes Mark Sheldon-Stemm.
All aged care providers will be assessed under the new standards from July and they have been advised not to expect the transition period to continue beyond this date.