The proportion of aged care facilities operating at a loss has increased by more than 11 per cent over 12 months with those in rural and remote areas faring the worst, StewartBrown’s year-end report on the financial performance of the aged care sector shows.
Research & Clinical
An integrated oral health program that includes tele-dentistry is providing better oral health and quality of life outcomes of rural aged care residents, a rural health researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care providers, peak bodies representing services, seniors and experts in ageing, and individuals from the media and academia are among a diverse group spearheading a campaign to counter age discrimination in Australia.
Residents living in aged care facilities with clustered domestic models rated quality of care higher than people living in standard aged care homes, Flinders University research finds.
Lack of funding and a “silo” mentality means dietitians are being under-utilised in residential aged care where they could play an important role in improving residents’ nutrition and dining experiences, a researcher says.
A study highlights the importance of artificial intelligence to detect falls for safer practice and harm reduction among residents.
An effective infection prevention monitoring system needs to be implemented nationally to reduce the number of infections in aged care facilities, new research finds.
Aged care providers need to look into alternatives to medications to address the overuse of some medications among residents, a lead researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Nurses and personal care workers in government owned aged care facilities report lower levels of missed care than their counterparts in the private sector, a study finds.
An on-call medical service for 24 aged care facilities in Brisbane has prevented more than 600 unnecessary trips to the emergency department and up to 500 unnecessary hospitalisations over a 12-month period, an internal evaluation shows.
Early results of the national study looking at the drivers of residential aged care costs support the view that costs are driven by care burden rather than medical diagnoses, the lead researcher tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A lack of common understanding of elder abuse among residential aged care staff is hampering the implementation of effective interventions, according to Monash University research.
Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett says she is motivated by seeing the impact her research has on aged care residents.
A quarter of Australians aged over 50 expect the government will fund most of their future aged care needs while 88 per cent are under the assumption that at least part of their care will be Commonwealth funded.