A Queensland University of Technology project has secured $1.9 million to roll out a tailored staff training program in 12 aged care facilities that aims to the reduce unnecessary hospitalisations of residents.
Research & Clinical
A new online interactive tool maps the current and future prevalence of frailty around Australia for the first time.
The Department of Health is calling on aged care providers to ensure their emergency procedures are up to scratch as the bushfire season gets off to an early start in some regions, and recent research shows many facilities are unprepared.
A research institute at Macquarie University has secured $1.8 million to develop a digital dashboard to help aged care providers monitor quality indicators and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
Central Queensland University researchers have developed a short course and two workbooks to encourage students to complete a work placement in aged care settings.
More than 10 per cent of aged care residents have gout, Macquarie University researchers have found.
Volunteers benefit from training sessions prior to getting to know residents, the early findings of a befriending study show.
Australia’s dementia peak body is calling for anti-psychotics to be used only as a last resort to manage dementia-related behaviours and training for aged care staff on alternatives to chemical restraint.
An aged care provider in Sydney has teamed up with Australia’s leading falls experts to trial an Australian invention that can predict falls among older people with 75 per cent accuracy.
Intergenerational care helps older people form special bonds with children, improve their moods and reconnect with the past, according to the evaluation of a two-year project.
Interviews with aged care recipients are underway to inform a new tool for providers to assess and measure the quality of life of people in their care.
A purpose-designed positioning device has proven more effective at keeping residents in a good sleeping position than standard pillows, the results of a Melbourne University study show.
Almost half of Australian seniors feel their identity is poorly understood or not heard well by their loved ones, a new survey shows.
A project in Tasmania involving two aged care facilities is developing nutritional strategies that reduce malnutrition among residents.