Benzodiazepines have limited use and should be used with caution in older people, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Celebrating women in our sector is more than a collection of individuals, it’s about creating a community, write Samantha Bowen and Amanda Terranova.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care is a welcome development for many reasons including the opportunities it provides to reflect on the achievements as well as the oversights of the reforms in home care, Dr Beatriz Cardona writes.
Teaching aged care services have failed to become core to Australia’s aged care system due to a lack of political will, writes Dr Kate Barnett.
A royal commission into the disability service sector is likely to have many similarities with the current aged care inquiry, writes Rosemary Kayess.
Giving an antipsychotic medication to an aged care resident should only be considered when all other interventions have failed, writes Natalie Soulsby.
The Humans of Aged Care initiative will tell the inspiring stories about the sector that we all need to hear, writes Pat Sparrow.
A community initiative has shown the benefits that can flow when carers take time off to look after their own health, Tim Henwood, Alice Gregory and Molly Dumican write.
With the festive season upon us, it’s time to make loneliness and social isolation among ageing Australians a public health priority, writes Kerry Mann.
Answering the royal commission’s questions about substandard care and complaints needs fresh critical analysis rather than a defensive response, writes Greg Adey.
Acorn Network founder Samantha Bowen is calling on all aged care leaders to read the workforce strategy report and take action today.
There are more therapeutic ways to respond to a person with dementia than lying to them, writes Ben Boland.
Ensuring good nutrition in aged care is so much more than providing great food, writes Ngaire Hobbins.
Providers should consider the likely outcomes of the aged care royal commission and act before they are forced to by law, writes Nick Albrow.