Australia’s peak doctors’ group is calling on the Commonwealth to fund a quality aged care workforce following the release of a member survey that raises concerns over doctors cutting back on facility visits, a lack of trained nurses and inadequate financial compensation.
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The team behind a successful intervention to reduce hospital readmission among aged care residents is looking to facilitate its widespread adoption as a new standard of care.
Two lots of palliative care resources, including new standards, guidelines and support materials, have been released this week to support aged care providers.
Care staff need to understand how to treat and refer on diabetes-related foot ulcers, which affect up to a quarter of diabetics, to prevent amputations, a wound expert says.
Use of analgesics and related medications is widespread in the residential aged care, according to a new study by pharmacists working in the sector.
Clinicians now have a new tool to help reduce the prescribing of unnecessary medications in older people living with dementia.
A new analysis puts the cost of caring for residents with dementia above earlier estimates, which advocates and providers say highlights the need for sustainable funding.
An analysis of aged care provider data has called for new research into possible “unplanned effects” of the federal government’s aged care quality indicator program.
New research conducted by a provider on community-dwelling seniors shows frailty is not an inevitable result of ageing and can be prevented or treated, as screening and online resource launched.
More than 90 per cent of aged care residents destined for the emergency department were successfully treated in their facility with support from a dedicated local health service, study shows.
Management and staff at two aged care organisations where 16 residents died during this year’s winter flu season lacked the skills and knowledge to respond to an outbreak, an audit by the Quality Agency has found.
An innovative arts program that can benefit aged care residents and older people in the community has been launched.
Melissa Harries shares her insights into how the workplace impacts the mental health of aged care workers, and what leaders can do about it.
There are more deaths from cancer in aged care facilities in South Australia than in hospices and at home combined, according to a participant at the recent Palliative Care Australia conference in Adelaide.