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.
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.
All aged care professionals have a responsibility to be informed about the signs of elder abuse and to raise suspected cases they encounter with a supervisor or manager in their organisation, providers and experts have said.
How many older people miss out on aged care due to a scarcity of places? It’s the question that could frustrate the long-awaited review of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms, which now gets underway.
Mike Woods has urged aged care providers and other sector stakeholders to be “active participants” in the imminent review of Living Longer Living Better
PROFILE: Person centred care and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the care of older people have been motivating philosophies throughout Catherine Brown’s 30-year nursing career.
The failure of successive governments to invest in a national elder abuse strategy means that authorities are in the dark as to the scale of the issue or which prevention and intervention strategies work best, researchers and agencies have warned.
All care staff need hands-on training in order to effectively provide person-centred care, says a consultant who delivered ‘experiential’ workshops to a provider’s 580 frontline staff.
The predictions from some quarters that indigenous and CALD clients would not understand or be wary of the move to consumer directed care have been shown to be unfounded, says CEO.
Darren Mathewson appointed to Australian Industry and Skills Committee; Suncare Community Services appoints Russell Mason CEO; Dr Briony Dow appointed interim director of NARI; Dr Stephanie Allen to lead Deloitte’s health consulting practice.
Experts say that medicine as a form of elder abuse remains under-recognised, but a leading geriatrician tells AAA that seeing a number of examples has brought home to her how common the problem is.