The assessment and funding model proposed by the University of Wollongong’s landmark study recommends residents be grouped by 13 payment classes and facilities not be advised of a resident’s class until after they are in care.
Research & Clinical
A new initiative will deliver psychological services to aged care residents and provide training opportunities for staff working in residential care facilities.
There are other solution-focused ways to try and overcome a resident’s aggression or agitation, Tamar Krebs writes.
Researchers are working with Meals on Wheels to find ways of boosting the energy and protein intake of customers.
Aged care’s palliative care evidence and practice resource centre has developed two new resources to help aged care nurses and care workers provide quality end-of-life care.
Benzodiazepines have limited use and should be used with caution in older people, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Interrupting residents sleep to prevent pressure ulcers is ineffective and abusive and could be linked to behavioural concerns, the author of a recent study tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A purpose-built walkway is helping people with Parkinson’s stay on their feet.
Victoria will establish a state-wide navigator service to support people who want access to voluntary assisted dying (VAD) and connect them with participating health professionals and services when VAD is implemented in the state in June.
There are no known ways to prevent or cure dementia, but researchers are learning more about what might help stave it off, including diet.
The aged care royal commission has heard people are missing out on support and management after being diagnosed with dementia because of a breakdown in the referral process.
Research projects into facilitating residents to express sexuality and assessing the risk of developing dementia are among 17 new studies to share in more than $1 million of dementia research funding.
The royal commission has heard “significant” concerns about respite care and the effect of the “try before you buy” approach on the availability of residential respite.
More than two thirds of older Australians have not left any formal instructions about their end of life care for when they are unable to make their own medical decisions, and half have left no directions at all, new research has found.