The next edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine will cover the key findings and recommendations of the royal commission’s final report including those relating to building improvements, workforce and medication management.
We can expect a strong push for an accessible and dementia-friendly built environment where residents live in homelike settings with access to the outdoors and stimulating spaces.
In the March-April edition, we will canvass the key recommendations and speak to the experts including architects, interior designers and residential aged care providers about:
- what the recommendations mean for providers
- ideas for improving aged care homes in line with recommendations
- the expected challenges and costs for providers.
The commission’s report is also set to address the many issues related to the aged care workforce including the need for more staff hours, skills and training along with strategies to improve recruitment, retention and wages.
The next edition will unpack the recommendations and what they mean for providers, facilities and individuals.
We will also look at innovative programs and responses already in place that can help all in the sector get to where they need to go.
As medication-related issues remain the number one most reported and complained about failing in residential aged care, the report is bound to include more direction on improving this area of care.
We will speak with the experts to find out about the latest evidence-based measures the sector can and must employ to ensure the safe and quality use of medicines and get medication management right for residents.
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