Work has commenced to progress the strategic actions of the aged care workforce strategy and disrupt the status quo, the workforce industry council has announced.
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Gaps in audit documentation and a lack of transparency in accreditation and sanction procedures at a Victorian facility have been under the spotlight of the royal commission this week.
The royal commission has questioned aged care regulators how an approved provider with a history of poor compliance and several “red flags” could continue to operate.
A repurposed aged care facility is providing a model for safe community housing for older women.
Uniting AgeWell has partnered with Victoria University to investigate therapeutic interventions for sarcopenia, including the benefits of resistance training.
A Victorian provider has launched a new initiative to recognise the outstanding work its employees undertake every day.
Medication management remains the top reason behind complaints in residential aged care but human resource management is the most frequently unmet outcome during audits, new data from the sector’s regulator shows.
A compassionate approach provides physical and emotional benefits for aged care residents, staff and management alike, an expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Older drivers who use support devices to make themselves more comfortable when they’re behind the wheel could be increasing their risk of serious injury.
Staff of the contractor managing a Gold Coast facility discussed its potential withdrawal and the option of calling emergency services prior to the evacuation of residents, the royal commission has heard.
More than 16,000 elderly people died waiting for home care in 2017-18. We can and must do better, writes Dr Olivia Ball.
VMCH is the latest aged care provider to announce a roll out of Australian-developed pain assessment technology for residents unable to communicate their pain.