Researchers and educators from Flinders University are holding a two-day forum to address current issues in aged care and brainstorm solutions for improving the lives of older Australians.
Research & Clinical
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has released a four-stage implementation plan to meet its recommendations of minimum staffing and providing 4.3 hours of care per resident per day by 2025.
Personal care workers are likely doing the work of enrolled nurses in Australia’s residential aged care homes, according to new research from Curtin University.
Almost all residents say they feel safe and respected in their facility most or all of the time, but one in six report they sometimes or never like the food, according to the first annual resident experience report.
Sexual assault victims in residential aged care are mostly women with physical or cognitive impairments, a Victorian-based study has found.
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.
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.