Almost half of Australian seniors feel their identity is poorly understood or not heard well by their loved ones, a new survey shows.
Research & Clinical
A project in Tasmania involving two aged care facilities is developing nutritional strategies that reduce malnutrition among residents.
A researcher says Australian aged care residents should have more opportunities to trial antidementia medications before turning to antipsychotics.
Improved leadership, teamwork and communication among residential aged care staff can have massive benefits on how facilities are run and how residents are cared for, as proved by a study on change through intervention in the sector.
Osteoporosis among residents living in aged care is being underdiagnosed, a new research study suggests.
Educated seniors with a degree are often prioritised in the wait for residential aged care, according to a study, but there is hope that tweaks to the process will make it fairer.
Residential aged care staff are still struggling to manage clients with dementia, despite increased research available on the subject, due to a simple lack of time and resources.
Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.
An innovative range of evidence-based bathroom solutions has been launched to meet the changing needs of ageing Australians.
Taking an antidepressant or an opioid doubles the risk of a fall and hip fracture while some psychotropic drug combinations increase the risk five-fold, a new study has found.
Aged care providers need to be open about the end-of-life services they can and can’t provide and refer elsewhere when necessary, writes Larissa McIntyre.
A Queensland study is investigating the impact university students living in aged care facilities has on the social isolation and quality of life of residents.
Researchers are developing ‘artificial brains’ that can test early versions of dementia drugs and hope to begin clinical trials begin within five years.
It is time we were all a lot more ageing and death literate, writes Rosie Bonnin.