More than 90 per cent of aged care residents destined for the emergency department were successfully treated in their facility with support from a dedicated local health service, study shows.
Research & Clinical
A first-of-its-kind technology-based fall prevention program will deliver a personalised combination of exercise and mental health support to older Australians in their homes.
It’s time for exercise to be normalised for aged care residents, write Louise Czosnek, Dr Tim Henwood and Martin Bending.
A research team from Monash University has made 104 recommendations for preventing deaths in residential aged care, many of which individual services can implement immediately.
An Australian-first study will investigate how much evidence-based care is being delivered to aged care residents.
A Queensland coroner has recommended that personal care workers and assistants in nursing be required to enter any variation in a resident’s condition in the progress notes, following the health-related death of an 86-year-old aged care resident.
Differences in male and female experiences of illness and pain may not be sufficiently understood in treatment of aged care residents, according to a new review.
Management and staff at two aged care organisations where 16 residents died during this year’s winter flu season lacked the skills and knowledge to respond to an outbreak, an audit by the Quality Agency has found.
Diversity is an asset and something to be celebrated, ECH Group diversity manager Robyn Burton tells Australian Ageing Ageing.
Dementia among the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless is one of six diverse groups featured in a series of national workshops getting underway this month.
A recent review of the medication charts of 12,344 residents across almost 300 aged care homes has shown significant use of antimicrobials for residents without infection being present.
A project is underway to assist aged care providers strengthen their policies on client consent and supported decision-making after new research has highlighted significant gaps.
An innovative arts program that can benefit aged care residents and older people in the community has been launched.
Managing the costs associated with electricity consumption is becoming more difficult in the aged care and retirement living sector but there are some key ways to manage these costs without sacrificing comfort, writes Aaron Lei Liu.