Australia’s peak dementia advocacy body is calling for mandatory dementia training for all hospital staff including those in catering and cleaning roles.
New statistics have been released showing falling hospitalisation rates for people with dementia and conservative prescribing of anti-dementia medication.
Around 2,000 people under the age of 65 enter residential aged care every year and around 6,000 young people live in aged care in any year, a new report shows.
The number of people accessing aged care services has increased by more than 12,000 people in a year, a new government report shows.
A new report by the AIHW provides a comprehensive overview of service provision under the National Disability Agreement.
The majority of aged care residents are diagnosed with at least one mental health or behavioural condition while almost a third have high needs in all care domains, a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.
Australia’s aged care sector needs to start preparing for the specific needs of the Stolen Generations as they enter the system over the next five years, the head of the Healing Foundation says.
Home support programs are the most common entry point into the aged care system and also the most common pathway into permanent residential aged care, according to analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has launched a resource to facilitate greater public access to key statistics on aged care.
New figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show hospitalisations for palliative care increased 19 per cent in four years – the most growth of all reasons for a hospital stay.
The Department of Health has turned to large commercial consultancy firms to provide research and analysis that will inform key aspects of the review into aged care reform and government policy.
Victoria’s Southern Metro region has the most aged care recipients from a non-English speaking background, while the Kimberley and Katherine regions have the fewest, a new web report from the AIHW released this week shows.
Government spending on aged care increased by 44 per cent between 2009–10 and 2014–15, while the number of places rose dramatically under the reforms, figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show.
In this story: New look BrainyApp; med management app for seniors; aged care places data tool; AHURI website goes live; podcast series targeting older Australians.