Many aged care providers are selling additional services but some are charging residents fees for services required under legislation, according to a new industry report.
An architecture practice and three universities have secured over $1 million to develop a new model of shared living and learning for seniors and school students.
Aged care provider peak bodies have raised concerns about the sector’s unsustainability in the wake of StewartBrown’s recent report showing a further decline in financial performance.
The amount of aged care homes operating at a loss has tipped over 50 per cent for the first time, StewartBrown’s latest report on the financial performance of the sector finds.
Simplicity is important when communicating with a person with dementia, the head of Dementia Australia tells Community Care Review.
A funded complete-cycle-of-care approach would help address the overuse on antipsychotics in aged care, writes Natalie Soulsby.
A new initiative strives to help aged care providers identify food service areas they are excelling at and those requiring improvement.
Pharmacy-generated alerts when a resident starts or changes medicine and a falls-risk status on medication charts are among new strategies identified to help prevent falls in aged care.
The health department is seeking aged care stakeholder input on changes to the quality indicator and additional services programs in residential aged care.
With such a heavy focus on the importance of receiving the annual flu jab, it is easy to forget the importance of older people being up to date with all vaccinations, writes Natalie Soulsby.
A new video series has been launched to encourage and help people talk with their loved ones about accessing residential aged care services.
Aged care workers are in the sector to build relationships and have job security or because there are no other options, the findings of a new study show.
People in residential aged care are much more likely to have antipsychotic medications than those receiving aged care and support services in the home, a new report shows.
Supporting aged care workers to express their emotions can improve staff health and wellbeing, according to Macquarie Universirty research.