Recent submissions are calling for a shake-up of aged care for Stolen Generations, research into effective staff-to-resident ratios and a regulatory framework that better supports provider viability.
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A nurse practitioner approach in residential aged care leads to better outcomes for residents and nurses than a doctor-led model, an upcoming conference on ageing will hear.
Volunteers benefit from training sessions prior to getting to know residents, the early findings of a befriending study show.
Embedding pharmacists, tackling ageist practices, removing inequities and doing more to welcome pets in residential aged care are among recommendations in recent submissions to the royal commission.
Greater collaboration between aged care facilities and hospitals will allow residents to get specialist heath treatment in their home environment and avoid unnecessary hospitalisations, an upcoming conference on ageing research and practice will hear.
Meals served in aged care facilities are falling short of daily protein requirements and putting residents at greater risk of malnutrition, an upcoming national conference on ageing research and practice will hear.
More can be done to ensure the aged care system meets its responsibility for older women experiencing or at risk of homelessness, research finds.
A new report is calling for an expansion of specialist targeted services for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and more work to embed cultural safety in mainstream aged care services.
Greater volume and certain types of home care services are associated with significantly delayed entry into permanent residential aged care, according to new research.
The Federal Government is urging aged care providers, peak bodies and consumers to have their say on the development of a new framework for delivering care to older Australians with diverse needs.
Amidst a lack of publicly available data to inform ongoing work on aged care reform and funding in the sector, the Australian Association of Gerontology is holding a forum to explore the evidence.
Many culturally and linguistically diverse, Aboriginal and rural older Australians still don’t have adequate access to aged care services with stakeholders telling the review into aged care reforms more on-the-ground support is needed.
The Federal Government has ruled out the full deregulation of residential aged care places until adequate safeguards can be put in place ensuring provision of care in regional and rural Australia.
The Australian Association of Gerontology is hosting a seminar for community service providers to improve their ability to respond to cases of elder abuse.