The aged care royal commission’s interim report comprehensively addresses a range of system failures but it lacks reference to human rights, says a law expert.
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Global standards can benefit ageing societies and the wellbeing of older citizens, an upcoming conference on ageing will hear.
Emerging technologies are helping aged care residents improve their connections with loved ones and create a sense of reminiscence, the early findings of a University of Melbourne study show.
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.
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.
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