Transparency and partnerships are the future of aged care, writes Marlon Giuliani.
A lack of staff to provide basic care to residents is the most pressing concern of 90 percent of aged care workers, a national survey has found.
Residential aged care providers have reported more than 112,000 incidents of substandard care in survey responses to the aged care royal commission, the inquiry has heard this week.
An evidence-based guide has been launched to help staff working in residential aged care incorporate spirituality into the care of frail residents.
A new study is investigating the key health impacts and aged care needs and experiences of senior Australians who grew up in out-of-home care.
The government has announced $34 million in funding to establish a research institution to examine new ways to deliver care for seniors and training and education for aged care providers.
The aged care royal commission has released a research paper highlighting the immediate and long-term pressures on the system ahead of next week’s public hearings in Sydney.
Aged care provider peak bodies are calling on the major parties to commit to providing tangible and immediate support for the aged care sector and older Australians in their election policies.
An education program using virtual reality simulation is improving understanding and empathy among staff about caring for residents with dementia.
In the absence of appropriately drafted policies or contracts of employment, aged care employers may be required to pay superannuation on annual leave loading, writes Grace Kim.
The Morrison Government has announced funding for a national trial of an Australian-developed pain recognition app for aged care residents with dementia.
An educational video has been launched to help aged care services comply with the sector’s incoming quality standards.
Aged care in Australia appears to be heading toward the same risk-averse culture that exists in England, warns a visiting aged care executive.
A new report is calling for urgent reform of aged care working conditions and benchmarks for decent conditions to support the sector to provide high-quality services.