More than 16,000 elderly people died waiting for home care in 2017-18. We can and must do better, writes Dr Olivia Ball.
VMCH is the latest aged care provider to announce a roll out of Australian-developed pain assessment technology for residents unable to communicate their pain.
A series of short animated films focused on spiritual care and the quality standards has been launched to help aged care embed practices into their services.
West Australian aged care providers are being encouraged to apply for funding to develop tailored training to meet their organisation’s needs under a new state-government initiative.
A new toolkit has been launched today to help culturally and linguistically diverse aged care recipients tell their stories in any language to the aged care royal commission.
In the forthcoming edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we are putting the focus on assistive technology for aged care residents, staff education, continence and wound care.
A holistic approach to pain management rather than medication alone is the best way to minimise the impact pain has on aged care residents, writes Priyanka Rai.
Around 2,000 people under the age of 65 enter residential aged care every year and around 6,000 young people live in aged care in any year, a new report shows.
A purpose-designed positioning device has proven more effective at keeping residents in a good sleeping position than standard pillows, the results of a Melbourne University study show.
Dementia Australia has developed consumer-informed advice on quality aged care for people with dementia, their families and carers to complement the sector’s standards.
Aged care staff have an important role in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, writes Natalie Soulsby.
The deadline for aged care stakeholders to register interest to attend the Hobart or Darwin forums on the impact of new approaches to allocating residential places has been extended until the end of the month.
The Queensland premier has announced new laws to mandate minimum nurse-to-resident ratios and minimum contact hours from particular care staff in state-owned aged care facilities.
Small business ombudsman Kate Carnell is leading an independent investigation into the recent forced relocation of residents of a Gold Coast facility, the aged care minister has announced.