Technology should be embedded in aged care operations and services and reflected in the quality standards, the sector’s technology peak has told the aged care royal commission.
Embedding pharmacists, tackling ageist practices, removing inequities and doing more to welcome pets in residential aged care are among recommendations in recent submissions to the royal commission.
The Macular Disease Foundation Australia is surveying people working in residential aged care about educational resources it launched last year to improve residents’ eye health.
Australian digital health company PainChek has announced a landmark agreement with an aged care provider in Singapore to use its smartphone pain assessment and monitoring app.
Aged care and retirement living provider RFBI and sector peak Leading Age Services Australia have made the top five in their category at the 2019 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies awards.
An aged care provider has launched a mentoring program for tertiary students to challenge their preconceptions about working in the sector.
The restraint debate is a window into the future challenges of the aged care sector, writes Patricia Sparrow.
The government has been slow in implementing recommended reforms and regulatory officials lack inquisitiveness, the royal commission has heard.
Work has commenced to progress the strategic actions of the aged care workforce strategy and disrupt the status quo, the workforce industry council has announced.
Gaps in audit documentation and a lack of transparency in accreditation and sanction procedures at a Victorian facility have been under the spotlight of the royal commission this week.
The royal commission has questioned aged care regulators how an approved provider with a history of poor compliance and several “red flags” could continue to operate.
A Victorian provider has launched a new initiative to recognise the outstanding work its employees undertake every day.
Medication management remains the top reason behind complaints in residential aged care but human resource management is the most frequently unmet outcome during audits, new data from the sector’s regulator shows.
A compassionate approach provides physical and emotional benefits for aged care residents, staff and management alike, an expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.