The gender pay gap in favour of men has widened for the second year for the female-dominated aged care, health and social services industry, new data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows.
Research & Clinical
There are more therapeutic ways to respond to a person with dementia than lying to them, writes Ben Boland.
Almost 15,000 Victorian aged care residents were admitted to hospital in the last decade because of an injury, 90 per cent of them following a fall, a Monash University study finds.
A University of Melbourne study is investigating the benefits and challenges of new technologies that aim to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of aged care recipients.
Aged care residents are sedentary for prolonged periods of time and only participate in physical activity for short bouts, new research finds.
The cost of treating pressure wounds in residential aged care can be reduced by using more sophisticated products and better techniques that result in faster healing times, new research indicates.
Improving organisational culture in residential aged care can reduce the use of psychotropic medications among residents, a consultant pharmacist and researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
The proportion of aged care facilities operating at a loss has increased by more than 11 per cent over 12 months with those in rural and remote areas faring the worst, StewartBrown’s year-end report on the financial performance of the aged care sector shows.
An integrated oral health program that includes tele-dentistry is providing better oral health and quality of life outcomes of rural aged care residents, a rural health researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care providers, peak bodies representing services, seniors and experts in ageing, and individuals from the media and academia are among a diverse group spearheading a campaign to counter age discrimination in Australia.
Residents living in aged care facilities with clustered domestic models rated quality of care higher than people living in standard aged care homes, Flinders University research finds.
Lack of funding and a “silo” mentality means dietitians are being under-utilised in residential aged care where they could play an important role in improving residents’ nutrition and dining experiences, a researcher says.
A study highlights the importance of artificial intelligence to detect falls for safer practice and harm reduction among residents.
An effective infection prevention monitoring system needs to be implemented nationally to reduce the number of infections in aged care facilities, new research finds.