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.
Fostering relationships between staff and residents is key to delivering an inclusive model of care, an aged care CEO tells the royal commission.
The Department of Health is seeking residential aged care providers to trial a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding.
The system needs to focus on the individual and their nutritional needs because currently residents are malnourished and starving to death, the royal commission has heard.
Issues between clinical staff and management staff at a Melbourne aged care facility impacted the quality of care received by an 87-year old Victorian woman, the inquiry has heard.
A new online application has been launched to help aged care providers connect with and update the families and friends of care recipients.
The aged care regulator is taking steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all former residents of a Gold Coast facility that closed unexpectedly and has commenced an audit of the provider’s regulatory compliance.
A provider has been questioned about its failure to adequately monitor, treat and document a resident throughout her stay and communicate appropriately with relatives including about maggots found in a wound.
Almost half of Australian seniors feel their identity is poorly understood or not heard well by their loved ones, a new survey shows.
Victorian provider Lifeview Residential Care has launched its first dementia café in a bid to improve support and education to people affected by dementia in the communities they provide services.