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.
Research & Clinical
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.
A new study is investigating the impact that volunteer-led befriending has on the mental health of aged care residents.
Nursing and care staff should undertake regular oral health and hygiene care training based on the Better Oral Health in Residential Care program, a University of Tasmania study has recommended.
In his final article written before he died in June, leading expert on ageing policy Professor Hal Kendig has called for more political will to manage population ageing so future generations can enjoy outcomes better than his own.
More can be done to ensure the aged care system meets its responsibility for older women experiencing or at risk of homelessness, research finds.