Aged care residents need to be able to express their end-of-life preferences and have them supported by the health professionals who care for them, says the lead investigator of an end-of-life care study underway.
Research & Clinical
Aged care and retirement living providers and an industry peak body are among 80 members of a new collaboration tasked with growing the digital health industry.
A new website provides aged care workers with information, guidance and practical resources to support palliative care and advance planning for older people and their families.
More than 500 responses from aged care residents and hospital patients from seven large organisations in Victoria have been received so far in a ground-breaking study underway into the benefits of pastoral care.
Almost half of dementia instances can be attributed to seven lifestyle factors that include physical inactivity, midlife obesity and low educational attainment, but most people are unaware of the risks, according to a research report released today.
Nurse-to-resident ratios and improved educational opportunities for staff should be considered to ensure access to timely and appropriate medical care in residential facilities, new research finds.
Both high and low income Commonwealth countries are facing a surge in demand for long term care for their older populations plus growing difficulties in relying on families to continue to provide unpaid care.
The use of antipsychotics in residential aged care has gone down but other medications with similar side effects are being used more often, new research shows.
With the latest modelling tools, aged care organisations can now start to map all the elements in the complicated service equation, write Hamish Robertson and Nick Nicholas.
Care workers are critical to preventing wounds among aged care residents and they need to be empowered to act, says an aged care wounds specialist.
A promising trial of a strength and balance exercise program in aged care has resulted in a 55 per cent reduction in the rate of falls among residents.
Two lots of palliative care resources, including new standards, guidelines and support materials, have been released this week to support aged care providers.
Care staff need to understand how to treat and refer on diabetes-related foot ulcers, which affect up to a quarter of diabetics, to prevent amputations, a wound expert says.
Care and health professionals need practice guidelines and education to improve the oral healthcare of aged care residents, according to new analysis.