Almost 3,000 more aged care residents recorded significant unplanned weight loss last quarter than in the previous period, the latest aged care quality indicators report shows.
The number of loss-making aged care facilities continues to rise and is expected to worsen due to the coronavirus pandemic, an industry expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care service delivery methodology and issues with current research practices need to be addressed before establishing a government-funded dedicated ageing research centre, industry experts tell the royal commission.
University of Technology Sydney researchers are exploring a new concept in exergaming where the game and exercise occur separately to encourage physical activity in seniors.
Fortified food can reduce malnutrition among residents but there is still no best-practice sustainable model for residential aged care.
Many older Australians may be forced into care because they haven’t given thought to modifying their homes, according to the authors of a report.
Aged care provider peak bodies have reiterated concerns about the viability of facilities in rural and remote areas following a new analysis on the financial performance of these services.
The number of loss-making facilities in outer regional, rural and remote areas is on the rise, with homes in South Australia struggling the most, a new report shows.
Home care recipients have told researchers they sometimes have to fight to get their provider to deliver services they are due because of staff shortages.
More than half of older people who have received a home care package are struggling to work out what to do with it because the system is “bewildering and broken”, according to a consumer think-tank.
Participants in an international trial investigating a drug to slow down cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease have started to show significant improvements, the principal investigator tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Australia’s low level of spending on aged care compared to other nations is “embarrassing” and putting the care of seniors at risk, say aged care peak bodies.
Two new research papers presented to the Royal Commission contain learnings from overseas about improving home care and supporting carers.
South Australian aged care provider Helping Hand Aged Care has partnered with the National Ageing Research Institute to help drive improvements in aged care services.