Supporting aged care workers to express their emotions can improve staff health and wellbeing, according to Macquarie Universirty research.
The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre has launched a new evidence-based guide to help healthcare professionals provide advice and support on dementia.
Emerging technologies are helping aged care residents improve their connections with loved ones and create a sense of reminiscence, the early findings of a University of Melbourne study show.
Mental Health in residential aged care is a shared responsibility, writes Dr Julie Bajic Smith.
A research and vendor collaboration is developing software to predict the deterioration of aged care residents’ health to improve care planning and reduce avoidable hospital transfers.
The financial performance of residential aged care facilities has declined further despite this year’s one-off funding boost, a new industry report shows.
A new report on the use of chemical restraint in residential aged care facilities is calling on the government to ban the practice and mandate training for staff on dementia and alternative methods.
Four out of 10 residential aged care workers are planning to leave the sector within five years because they are overworked, stressed and underpaid, a national worker survey shows.
A hospital-based outreach service for aged care has avoided more than half of the physical visits it would usually make and increased its reach by assessing residents by video.
A computerised tool can help aged care staff record residents’ medication management preferences to inform clinical and deprescribing decisions, a University of Sydney study finds.
Dementia remains the second leading cause of death in Australia and is likely to take the number one spot in coming years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ new report on causes of death shows.
A quarter of Australians are unaware of the name of the aged care provider their relative uses, indicating a lack of focus on brand positioning and building by many providers.
Doctors provided more than 5 million Medicare services in residential aged care facilities last financial year but support is needed to do better, the annual report from Australia’s general practice peak body shows.
Medication reviews are a useful strategy for identifying and proactively resolving aged care residents’ medication-related problems, according to new Australian research.