A lack of residential aged care services in rural and remote Northern Territory is forcing older Australians to move hours away from their family and community, the aged care royal commission heard.
The ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has highlighted several shocking deficiencies in the care of older Australians including the lack of oral care, writes Dr Kathleen Matthews.
The Royal Commission has heard about the success of a model of care that focuses on enriching the lives of residents and fostering relationships with staff.
Only three out of every 100 older Australians have a statutory advance care directive, a review of existing research shows.
A surveillance camera installed in a resident’s bedroom has uncovered ongoing abuse from staff, the aged care royal commission has heard.
Poor primary care in rural and remote areas is increasing the need for older Australians to access aged care services, the aged care royal commission has heard.
A hearing of the Royal Commission in Broome has heard about the lack of respite services in remote Western Australia.
A home care provider says it was shocked to hear home support workers had turned up at a client’s house unidentified and ‘dressed like party girls’.
Aged care organisations need to focus on keeping their workforce engaged during the scrutiny of the aged care royal commission, an aged care executive tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Aged care executives need to keep abreast of the Royal Commission as a matter of good governance, a conference has heard.
There is no case for fixed staffing ratios in Australian residential aged care, a leading industry consultant has told the royal commission.
Residential aged care providers and the family of residents should also be accountable for any psychotropic medications prescribed, a leading dementia expert tells the royal commission.
Physical restraints do not improve quality of life and they should be banned from use in residential aged care, a medical expert has told the aged care inquiry.
Residential aged care staff often have heavy workloads and work unpaid overtime to finish all their duties on a shift, the aged care royal commission has heard.