Getting medication right

The March-April edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine is putting the spotlight on medication management, workforce and building improvements.

With most aged care residents using between nine and 11 different drugs regularly, medication management plays a huge role in their daily care.

In the next edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine, we will hear from experts and those working on aged care’s frontline about evidence-based ways to improve medication management.

Key topics include:

  • the six rights of safe medication administration
  • top problem and complaint areas of medication management
  • strategies to improve the safe use of medications in residential aged care.


Hard to fill roles, low pay, lack of surge staff and exhaustion. The challenges of the aged care workforce are many, ongoing and exacerbated by the pandemic.

At the same time, there are incoming requirements – such as the new funding tool and 200 minutes of care per resident per day – to put further pressure on rosters and already stressed management and workers.

Next edition we will canvass some of the key workforce challenges and solutions to help providers through these unprecedented times.

Building improvements

Aged care homes are meant to be just that – a home. But they are also a care and work environment. And they need to be accessible and dementia-friendly.

Next issue we will speak with designers, builders and providers about trends in aged care refurbishment and how they are improving aged care homes inside and out.

If you have a story to tell or expertise to share on these topics, please get in touch.

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1 thought on “Getting medication right

  1. First and foremost, every home needs a high quality RMMR / QUM provider that are the experts in medication management in aged care.

    The modern service goes far beyond the provision of a RMMR or the odd education service.

    I encourage all RACF’s to review their service and determine if it has kept up with the increasing demands of the sector.

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