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.
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The overall performance of home care providers declined in 2017-18 and financial pressures are continuing, a key sector report says.
A project in Tasmania involving two aged care facilities is developing nutritional strategies that reduce malnutrition among residents.
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.
A researcher says Australian aged care residents should have more opportunities to trial antidementia medications before turning to antipsychotics.
Also in this wrap: Braemar appoints new chief finance officer; and Benetas appoints general manager of quality, outcomes and research.
Professor Richard Fleming, executive director of Dementia Training Australia, has announced he is stepping down to explore other interests.
New changes to home care have arrived – and they’re causing stress and confusion for many providers, an industry consultant says.
The aged care sector has pledged to work towards a smooth transition to the new Aged Care Quality Standards which are now in force.
Sydney Local Health District has launched a new app to help manage influenza outbreaks at residential aged care facilities.
Older men who access a wide range of community care services are more likely to have better memory than those who access fewer services, research indicates.
Former royal commissioner Robert Fitzgerald has taken up a role as head of the new NSW Ageing and Disability Commission.