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.
A researcher says Australian aged care residents should have more opportunities to trial antidementia medications before turning to antipsychotics.
Improved leadership, teamwork and communication among residential aged care staff can have massive benefits on how facilities are run and how residents are cared for, as proved by a study on change through intervention in the sector.
Osteoporosis among residents living in aged care is being underdiagnosed, a new research study suggests.
Educated seniors with a degree are often prioritised in the wait for residential aged care, according to a study, but there is hope that tweaks to the process will make it fairer.
Residential aged care staff are still struggling to manage clients with dementia, despite increased research available on the subject, due to a simple lack of time and resources.
Smart beds could revolutionise care in Australian aged care homes, and may eventually form part of a web of monitoring devices that will provide constant updates on residents and send alerts the second they need help.