Pharmacist researcher Dr Janet Sluggett says she is motivated by seeing the impact her research has on aged care residents.
Research & Clinical
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.
An intervention that aims to improve the mental health of people living in aged care through the involvement of residents, family members, staff and student counsellors is among seven mental health projects targeting older people to share in $5 million funding.
The team behind new technology that monitors the health wellbeing of aged care residents through a series of non-invasive sensors and alerts staff to potential issues has received a funding boost to further its development.
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.
Dementia specialist aged care provider HammondCare is leading the Australian component of an international trial testing a drug that aims to slow down cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
A successful emergency department program to fast-track the care of aged care residents and seniors in the community is being rolled out to Cairns and Ipswich in Queensland after a successful pilot on the Sunshine Coast.
The national dementia advisory service is ramping up its engagement with doctors in a bid to reduce the use of psychotropic medications among aged care residents.
Aged care organisations are being encouraged to take part in research looking at advance care planning documentation within residential aged care facilities, hospitals and general practices.
The results for the nine months ending 31 March 2018 indicate the financial performance of residential aged care facilities is continuing to deteriorate, StewartBrown’s new quarterly benchmarking report shows.