A new evidenced-based tool allows aged care providers to gain insights into their residents’ experiences of aged care through a six-question survey.
Dementia among the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless is one of six diverse groups featured in a series of national workshops getting underway this month.
Aged care facilities should aim to offer flexible dining options and special days, such as barbecues, themed or cultural meals and birthday gatherings, as much as possible, says a leading aged care dietitian.
Culturally-appropriate care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People will be explored in an upcoming video program and interactive live session open to all.
An innovative arts program that can benefit aged care residents and older people in the community has been launched.
A guide to help aged care organisations support residents to use technology and social media to stay connected with their loved ones has been launched today.
Dementia Training Australia has launched an online learning platform featuring short and flexible courses designed to help time-poor aged care staff complete the training.
A new resource launched this week helps aged care workers engage in conversations with older people to understand and act early on the things that are most meaningful to them.
Aged care nurses who are dealing with mental health or drug and alcohol issues are being encouraged to avail of a new free national service providing confidential advice and referral.
Aged care providers that effectively engage with the older people using their services will be better placed to compete in the care market and support consumer direction, says a top researcher in the field.
A partnership of aged care professionals, consumers, carers and nurses has produced a new series of resources to support older people as they navigate the aged care system.
Resource guides aged care organisations through implementing a student placement and staff education program in their facilities.
The directors of aged care boards are facing “key tests” including a high regulatory burden, increasing consumer choice and changes to funding, the Governance Institute of Australia has warned.
When an older person moves into residential aged care, their loved one who has been caring for them at home often feels grief and isolation – but a new program aims to help.