A new evidence-based education package developed by La Trobe University aims to fill a training gap for personal care workers in the residential aged care sector.
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A Queensland coroner has recommended that personal care workers and assistants in nursing be required to enter any variation in a resident’s condition in the progress notes, following the health-related death of an 86-year-old aged care resident.
Sex remains important for many people living in aged care, but a challenge for staff and residents’ family members, writes Michael Bauer.
The level of education that residential aged care staff receive regarding sexuality and sexual health in older people varies considerably, new research shows.
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People don’t lose their sexuality as they get older and aged care policy and practice must recognise that denying the human need for intimacy diminishes residents’ quality of life, says the researcher behind a new assessment tool for facilities.